Frequently Asked Questions


Job Openings

Where are the job listings and how often are they updated?
Job vacancies are updated on the CU Online Career Centerand the Jobs Hotline when a vacancy occurs or when a position is filled.  Openings are also available for viewing at our Employment Office (view map).
May I apply for an opening not posted?

No, we can only accept applications for open positions.


Before I Apply

Are qualifications and pay provided for each job?

Qualifications are provided online and through the hotline.  Salary information may only be obtained by calling the Employment Office at (417) 831-8460.

What types of benefits do you offer?

Visits the Benefits page for an overview.


Do you require drug tests or physical exams?

All offers of employment are contingent upon an applicant’s references, criminal and driving record, passing a post-offer physical (based on the job description and physical requirements that may exist), and passing a drug screen or any other applicable tests, including a vision test.

Do you contact current employers?


Do you contact references?

Yes, but only with your permission.

May I meet with a CU Employment Specialist?

The Employment Office is open to the public on Mondays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applicants may schedule an appointment to discuss career goals and job opportunities at CU.  Contact the office at (417) 831-8460 to schedule an appointment.


My Current Application

I applied before. Is my application still valid?

Online applications are only valid from one year from the date submitted to Employment. If you fail to update your information within that year, your application will be deleted from the system.  Once deleted, you will be required to reapply online.

Can I get a copy of my previously submitted application?

All applications are the property of CU and copies cannot be made or returned to the applicant. You can access your information by logging into the CU Online Career Center and viewing My Applications on the My Career Tools page with a status of Applied.  Click on the position to access the application content.  Click Close Application to take you back to My Career Tools.


User Name & Password

What if I forgot my username or password?

Next to the LOGIN button, click on LOGIN HELP. Choose either Forgot your password or Forgot your User Name and enter the appropriate information and click on the appropriate button.  If you entered an email address in your profile section, a temporary password or your user name will be emailed to you.

How do I change my password?

Once you log in to the system, you will open into the Welcome page.  In the My Career Tools box, click on My Profile then Change Password.


Applying for a Job Online

How do I apply online?

From your home or public computer, or the computer kiosks located at CU’s Employment Office located at 301 East Central, click on CU Online Career Center.

Procedures to apply are available online or in the Employment Office.

How do I start?

If this is your first time, you must register by creating a User Name and Password. You will then be asked to complete your profile and the remaining screens.  Be sure to read all questions thoroughly and answer all questions.  Failure to follow directions may result in your application being disqualified.

I’m not sure about my employment history dates. Can I estimate?

Be as accurate as possible when completing your application.

Should I attach documents such as my diploma, transcripts, certificates and resume?

Attaching related documents are optional. You may submit documents online by using My Career Tools box, My Attachments and Cover Letters – Add attachments page.  Employment will request hard copies of any documents not submitted online.

Do I need to complete the Application Self-Identification Form?

CU is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to offer equal employment opportunities to individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age, veteran status or marital status.  We gather this information for recordkeeping in compliance with federal government regulations.  You are not required to furnish this information and will not be discriminated against on the basis of this information or on whether you choose to furnish it.  The information will be kept confidential and will filed separately from your application.

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I'm not ready to submit my information. May I save and come back later?

You may save a draft and submit the application at a later time.  Simply click the Save button.  To review later, go to My Applications on the My Career Tools page with a status of Not Applied.  Click on the position title to access the application, make changes, and resave or submit.

I submitted my application. How can I be sure it went through correctly?

You should receive an email notification provided you entered an email address on your profile.

I submitted my application. Can I make changes?

Not online. Any changes may be made by contacting the Employment Office at (417) 831-8460.

I’m having problems completing the online application? Who can I call?

Contact the Employment Office at (417) 831-8460.


What Happens Next?

I’ve submitted my application. What are the next steps?

All applications are reviewed by the Employment Office and candidates will be contacted if chosen for testing and/or an interview.

I received an interview. Will I be notified if I am not selected?

Yes, you will receive notification stating the position has been closed.

I feel I am qualified for a position, but did not receive a call or an interview. Is there anything different I can do for future job openings?

CU typically receives a large number of qualified applicants for each job opening. In some instances, only top candidates out of a pool of applicants are chosen for interviews or testing.  You may ask to be reconsidered for any future openings by contacting the Employment Office at (417) 831-8460.