What are the most common reasons why an applicant may get a ‘Rejection’ notice?
The applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications.

The applicant does not provide enough detail about their work experience and duties in the Work Experience section on their application. For example, if you are applying for Automotive Mechanic, just writing “10 years as mechanic at XYZ Ford” doesn’t provide enough detail about your duties. Writing “As a mechanic at XYZ Ford dealership, I performed computerized diagnostics, repaired and replaced all components of the drive train, specialized in repairing hybrid vehicles, and did trouble-shooting of difficult electrical problems.” provides enough information to assess your experience to see if it meets the Minimum Qualifications.

Required documents are not attached to the application, such as a transcript, diploma, or typing certificate. If the Job Announcement states you must attach documents to substantiate your education or certifications, your application will be rejected if you don’t.

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1. What positions are currently available?
2. Can I apply online?
3. Can I use one online application for multiple jobs?
4. What if I do not have a computer?
5. What if I don't have email?
6. What will I need to complete an application on-line?
7. What does it mean when an exam is “Continuous file”, “Open”, or “Promotional”?
8. I’ve been looking for the County to recruit for the position I want, and it never seems to be posted, while other jobs seem to be posted over and over. What determines how often a recruitment is held?
9. Why is it important for me to read the entire Job Announcement?
10. A job posting is listed as represented. What does that mean?
11. I saw a job announcement and think I’m qualified, but I’m not sure. What should I do?
12. What does it mean when a job announcement states that upper division coursework is required?
13. Will I have to submit my college transcripts or copies of my degrees/licenses?
14. I submitted an application for a job and/or I’m a current employee, and I previously submitted documentation, do I need to resubmit my information?
15. I am interested in applying for a job on-line and have not previously. How do I create an on-line application and apply for a job?
16. When I open my browser to GovernmentJobs.com I get a message that says “Warning! Your browser doesn’t meet technical requirements..." Will I still be able to complete an on-line application?
17. I applied on-line, how do I submit additional information?
18. My resume includes all the information you should need. Can I just submit my resume and a cover letter to apply for a job?
19. What are the most common reasons why an applicant may get a ‘Rejection’ notice?
20. I qualified for a position in the past but now I don’t qualify. How can that be?
21. The job announcement refers to an “eligibility list”; what is that?
22. How can I change my personal information?
23. Can I waive an interview with a department?
24. How will I be informed of the results of a hiring interview?