Applying Online FAQs
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Applying Online FAQs

Can I apply directly with the hiring department?
All positions require the use of this Online Application System as the central intake point for all vacancies. Only those applicants applying through the Online Employment System can be considered.

Do I need to apply online if I am only interested in temporary positions?
Yes, applicants must apply online for temporary positions. These positions are posted with the word "temporary" in the job title. You should also indicate this interest by selecting the "temporary" option in the "Type of Position" box on your employment application.

Can I apply for more than one job at a time?
Yes. Once you have completed your online application, you can apply to multiple positions that are currently open by selecting "Search Current Openings." You may select the "Search Current Openings" feature at anytime by visiting the Pratt Institute Careers site. The application you originally submitted will remain in the system available for you to update and/or submit for another job opening at any time you desire.

Can I attach a resume, cover letter, or writing samples?
Yes. You may attach any document that is requested as you apply for each position. Electronic documents in Word or PDF format can be attached during the application process.

Can I copy selected information from another electronic document?
Yes; for example, you can copy and paste the information from a Word or .pdf document directly into the appropriate fields in the application form.

How long is my application valid?
If you do not apply for any job openings for two years, you will have to re-enter your application before you can apply again. You will be able to make changes to your saved application prior to applying for a specific job opening. Your application will remain valid for two years from the time you last updated it.

When/how can I make changes to my application?
Changes can be made to your application at anytime. However, once you submit an application for a particular position, you cannot go back and make changes to the submitted application. In addition, changes you do make to your main application will be reflected for any new position for which you apply.
Using Pratt Institute's jobsite, login to your Profile using your username and password. Look at the menu bar on the left side of the computer screen, click on "Edit Application." Make the desired changes to your application and save. Your original application is replaced with the updated changes. The next time you apply for a position, your revised application will be submitted.
Note: If you find that you do need to make a correction or provide additional information after you have submitted your application for a job opening, you should contact the Human Resources Office at 718-636-3787.

I missed the deadline - can I still apply?
Some positions remain open until filled while others have a hard deadline. For positions with a closing date, once the deadline has passed no applications will be accepted. Please continue to visit Pratt Institute jobsite and apply for new jobs as they become available.

Can I apply by sending my resume via e-mail?
All applications should be completed online using Pratt Institue jobsite. Paper applications, cover letters and resumes will not be accepted by fax, e-mail or postal mail. Transcripts are the only documents will be accepted by fax, email or postal mail.

How can I check the status of my application? 
Once you've created a Profile, you can login using your user name and password. Looking at the left side menu bar, click on "Hiring Stage." You will see the stage your application for the position exist.

Do I have to complete an online application?
Candidates for all positions at Pratt Institute are required to create an application, which includes certain information. Any required information is denoted with an asterisk (*). However, the more information you provide, the easier it will be to effectively evaluate your skills, abilities and qualifications.

What information will I be asked to provide?
You will be asked to provide personal information such as name, address, phone number, etc. You will also be asked to provide information about your education and previous employment, as well as contact information regarding your employment history and references. Please gather this information before beginning the application.

Where can I obtain access to a computer, or get help completing an application?
The Human Resources office is available to help applicants answer questions about the jobsite. You may contact the Office at (718) 636-3787.

Can I save my application before I finish completing it?
You must first complete all of the required fields notated with a red asterisk before the application can be saved. If you run into a time constraint and cannot finish the entire application, you may complete just the required fields and come back later to finish the application and apply for a specific position. Be sure that when you reach the last page of the application, you click "Save Application." You may return later and edit the application before applying to a specific position. You must remember your user ID and password to log back on.

How long does it take to complete the online application?
The time it takes depends on several factors; the amount of work experience and education you have to enter, how fast you can type, etc. You should allow 25-60 minutes for the total process. However, you can speed up the process by collecting important information about previous work experience, education, certifications, etc. before you start creating your application. If you find you are missing a piece of information requested on the application, you may be able to skip the field and go back later to complete it. If you decide to do this, it is important that you return and complete the missing information BEFORE you apply for a specific job opening. The information on your application form when you apply will be used to evaluate your qualifications for the job opening for which you apply - make sure it is accurate and contains all information requested.

What if I need to leave a box blank?
If you want to leave a box blank, you can either use the tab button to move to the next box or you can put your mouse on the next box where you want to enter information. If you are finished entering information on that page, you can scroll down to the bottom of the screen using the scroll bar to the right. Then use your mouse to either click on the "Continue to the Next Page" button or the "Return to the Previous Page" button at the bottom. You do not have to enter information into every box unless it is required (*) or unless you would like to answer the question.

How can I attach my resume?
After completing the online application and selecting the position for which you would like to apply, you will come to a screen that allows you to do one of two things:
1. Attach resume, cover letter and writing samples (if requested)
2. Copy and paste or type in resume, cover letter, or writing samples
It is important to read all of the instructions carefully so that you send all of the attachments you wish to include for the position. Should you submit an application without the supporting documentation, you may later send the attachments through the "manage documents" feature on the Applicant Status screen as long as you do so before the posting close date.

How do I find out what jobs are available?
Visit our online jobsite to search for jobs that are currently available. A list of available positions can be viewed 24-hours-a-day at on any computer with Internet access. This information is updated constantly so you'll want to check back frequently.

How does the application process work?
Applicants can complete their applications online at from any computer with Internet access. After the closing date, all applications will be screened for minimum qualifications by the hiring manager and/or search committee. Those applicants chosen to be interviewed will be contacted by the hiring department. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging in and checking the "Applicant Status" screen.

What are the advantages of using the Pratt online jobsite?
There are a number of advantages to using the new online jobsite. Some of these include the ability to:

Save your application form online for re-use on future job openings;
Update your online application with specific skills and experience related to the posting;
Access and review the job requirements before completing the application;
Submit your application immediately and directly to Pratt, minimizing the risk of missing a deadline;
Saves time whenever you want to apply for multiple jobs at one time, or apply for several positions throughout the year.
Keep track of the status of your application;
Learn about job openings and apply for positions at any time and from any computer with internet access.

Who will see my application if I use the Pratt Institute online jobsite?
Your application is on a secure web server and will be available to Human Resources, the members of the search committee and/or the hiring manager for the specific job opening for which you apply. Pratt Institute does not share its database with other companies or localities.

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