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Applicant FAQ

To be considered for a new position at DePaul, please log in to BlueSky. Locate BlueSky Help at the right side of your screen and search for “Internal Candidate – Apply to a DePaul Job.” Follow the directions to complete an online application.


Please remember that you must be in your current role for at least 6 months before you can be considered for a new position. You can reach out to the assigned recruiter listed in the internal job posting for more information about the job or for a status update.


All qualified internal job candidates will be considered by DePaul’s Talent Acquisition Team. 

Please follow these steps in order:

1. Clear your browser cache by pressing “Control” + “Shift” + “Delete” at the same time. If you still need assistance, please visit Technology FAQs from DePaul's Information Services and click on “Clearing Your Browser Cache.” This is an important step.

2. Complete a new application.

If you are still experiencing difficulties, please access our Careers Site from a different browser. For example, if you use Google Chrome, try using Mozilla Firefox or Safari instead. Please also free to reach out to or call (312) 362-6855. Please be sure to include screenshots of the errors you experience and a detailed explanation of your problem, as both are incredibly helpful to us as we try to understand the problem you are experiencing.

Our application process does not require an account. Instead, we use your email address as a personal identifier. Each time you apply for a new position or accept a job offer, we will ask you to prove your identity by providing a code that we email to you.

You will receive an acknowledgement email when you have successfully submitted your application. Your Talent Acquisition Consultant will contact you if your skills are a match for the job to invite you to the first step of the hiring process. You will also receive an email if we have decided you are not a fit for the role. 

The hiring process generally takes 1-3 months, so please do not get discouraged if you haven’t heard back from us. You are always welcome to email or call (312) 362-6855.

If the job is posted on our website, it is still open and we are still accepting resumes. If the job is not posted, the job has been cancelled, filled, or is in the final stages of interviews.

You will receive an automated email letting you know that your application has been received. A Talent Acquisition Consultant will contact you if you are selected for an interview or to inform you that you are not moving forward in the hiring process.

You will be asked to provide references right before an in-person interview. You will need to provide email addresses for 5 references to move forward in the process.

Please upload any relevant hiring materials during the application. We do not accept resumes by mail or in person. Please save and upload your documents in .DOC or .PDF format only.

No, once you have submitted a resume and application, you will not be able to change them. If you need to change any documents, you can withdraw your application from the job and re-apply with your updated resume/information.

No, in order to be considered for a position at DePaul University, you must complete the online application process.

The online application process provides candidates with an opportunity to apply to multiple positions as well as provides assurance that your qualifications were received. It further allows the Talent Acquisition Consultant and the hiring manager an opportunity to evaluate your qualifications in an accelerated manner, which helps to move applicants through the screening process in a timely manner.

Yes, in order to fully evaluate your qualifications, all candidates are required to complete the entire application and answer all required questions.

New jobs are posted to the career site and recently filled jobs are removed from the career site on a daily basis.

Yes, applicants who were not chosen for the position will receive either a call or an email letting them know upon completion of the search.

Standard background checks for staff positions include criminal history checks, social security traces, reference checks, and education verifications. A credit check or a motor vehicle record check may be required if deemed relevant for the position. “Safety sensitive positions” such as Public Safety Officers require a standard background check for staff plus a drug screen and fingerprint screening.

No. To be considered for a faculty position, candidates must visit DePaul’s Faculty Jobs site.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes from third party staffing agencies and/or search firms. If you are interested in submitting marketing materials about your organization, you can send an email to

Send an email to or call (312) 362-6855 for more information. If you want to request support for help in applying, please visit