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Applicant Frequently Asked Questions
Applying for Jobs at Lansing Community College

Q1. What browser should I use to apply for a job at LCC?

A1. Google Chrome is the recommended browser to use for the LCC applicant tracking system. If you do not have Google Chrome, you can download it for free at this link: google chrome download.

Q2. Will I need a resume to apply for a job at LCC?

A2. Yes, a resume is required. If you do not have a resume, you can find assistance at Capital Area Michigan Works! (CAMW!). CAMW! offers a standard service that is available to the public for the review of cover letters and resumes. You can walk into any CAMW! office (Lansing, St. John's, Charlotte) Monday through Friday 8am until 4:30pm. If Lansing is your preferred location, it may be helpful to schedule an appointment by calling 517-492-5555.

Q3. Will I need a cover letter?

A3. Yes, a cover letter is required. It is recommended that your cover letter be written specifically for the job for which you are applying, addressing how you meet the qualifications of the job.

Q4. Will I need my college transcripts?

A4. If you are applying for a teaching faculty position, you will need to attach a copy (unofficial is acceptable) of any educational transcripts that are related to the position you are applying for. The transcripts should show the degree earned (if any) as well all courses taken.

If you are not applying for a teaching faculty position, transcripts are normally not required until later in the application process and need not be attached to the online application. Postings which require a transcript attachment will be clearly noted as requiring the attachment.

If you are extended an offer of employment, the offer will be contingent upon receipt of official transcripts for any education or other credentials you have included in your application materials.

Q5. I have multiple transcripts for my education. Which should I attach?

A5. You should attach the transcripts which show the highest level of courses that are related to the requirements of the position you are applying for. If you have multiple transcripts, attaching all of them is recommended. Our application system does limit the size (10 MB) and number of attachments. It is recommended that you combine your transcripts into one document to be attached to the application. If you are not able to attach all transcripts, attach those that are most relevant.

Q6. What happens after I apply?

A6. You will receive an email to confirm that your application has been received by the online application system. LCC search committees will review applicants and will communicate with you directly if you are selected for an interview. If you are not selected for an interview, you will also be notified as such at the conclusion of the search process. Please do not let this discourage you from applying for other LCC opportunities!

Q7. Will I receive confirmation that my application has been received?

A7. Yes, you will receive an automated email from our application system to the email address you use in your application.

Q8. I'm having trouble uploading documents to my online application, can I send them directly to Human Resources?

A8. No, application materials must be submitted through the online system. You will want to make sure you have reviewed all of the FAQ's related to attachments and browsers. If you are still having difficulty, please contact the Human Resources Department for additional assistance.

Q9. When will I be contacted for an interview?

A9. You will be contacted directly by our search committee if they select you to be interviewed. If you are not selected for an interview, you will be notified at the conclusion of the screening process.

Q10. I have already applied for a position, but would like to update my application or documents in my application. What should I do?

A10. You will want to make sure that the posting is still open. If it is still open, you can withdraw your application and re-submit with updated information or documents.

Q11. What should I do before I submit my application to the online system?

A11. Here is a checklist to guide you to success in submitting your application:

  • Review the application to make sure all questions are answered and all boxes are checked appropriately.
  • Check to be sure you have attached all required documents- i.e., resume, cover letter, etc.
  • Check your answers to questions about your qualifications to be sure you are clear and accurate about how you meet the required qualifications in the job posting.
  • Check your contact information to be sure your correct email and phone number are shown.
  • Check to make sure you have not included special symbols (i.e. $, %, !) in fields that do not allow such symbols.

Q12. Should I answer all the questions on the application?

A12. Yes. If you would like to be considered for employment at LCC, you must answer all questions.

Q13. Do I need official copies of my transcripts to attach to the application?

A13. Official copies are not required when you are applying for a position. Unofficial copies are acceptable. Official copies will be required later in the hiring process if you are the selected candidate.

Q14. I don't have a degree, but I have coursework or certificates. What should I do?

A14. Carefully review the requirements on the job posting to see what the required qualifications are. If you meet the required qualifications, you are welcome to apply. You will be required to submit transcripts for your coursework or certificates at the time you apply for some positions (i.e. teaching faculty) and later in the hiring process for other positions.

Q15. What format should my documents be in order to attach to my application?

A15. Our online system accepts many formats for documents: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt. You should make sure the document name for your upload document is 50 characters or less, as this is the limit for our system.

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