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    • A cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the Minimum Qualifications, Special Qualifications, and Requested Skills and Attributes, listed below. 
    • A completed work history, either through your completion of the Job History (internal candidate) or Work Experience (external candidate) portion of your Workday profile, OR by attaching an updated resume.​

  • Workday times out after approximately 15 minutes of inactivity. 

  • Prepare your cover letter before starting your Workday application. Make sure to address the cover letter “To the Hiring Manager.”
  • Your cover letter and work history must demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications, Special Qualifications, and Requested Skills and Attributes, listed in the job posting. 
  • In the body of your cover letter, please include responses to all "Requested Skills and Attributes," ideally in the order they are listed on the job announcement.

  • ​All application materials will be evaluated for consistency of information, and your letter will be evaluated for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and language use in addition to demonstrated experience.​
  • You must follow all Instructions to be considered for this position. 
  • Failure to provide a completed work history and cover letter will result in your removal from consideration. 

​Veteran's Preference​

Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given preference in the recruitment process. To receive preference, veterans must attach the appropriate documentation after they receive an email in their Workday in box requesting the information to verify eligibility. The action item, asking veterans to attach their documentation, will arrive after they have submitted their initial application materials. Visit the Oregon job opportunities Veterans web page​ for additional details, information, and resources.​

​Getting an Interview

  • ​Customize your resume and cover letter specifically to the job qualifications. Highlight how your work experience matches the qualifications listed in the job posting. 
  • Make sure your application materials are easy to read. Bullets are a great way of listing job duties in a clean format that is easy to read. Action words make a big impact. Start your bulleted items with an action word.
  • Talk about your accomplishments, not just tasks. Use quantitative information. For example: "Developed and conducted quarterly training: two-hour sessions on safety procedures for up to 60 participants."
  • Highlight your soft skills. Soft skills are your abilities to interact and work with others. Use specific phrases to describe your soft skills. If you are a problem solver, you might list something like this, "Worked collaboratively to develop a more streamlined process for application review through systems mapping with colleagues and other stakeholders."
  • Proof read, proof read, and then have someone else proof read. Your application or resume says a lot about you, for instance, your attention to detail. Don't let typos and misspelled words detract from your experience and skills.