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Creating, Saving, and Updating Applicant Information for Use in Applying for Jobs


To Create a Profile.

Applicants create a profile containing personal data, such as address, phone number, email, work history, and education, for use in applying for jobs.

  • From the Main Menu, select CREATE OR UPDATE MY PROFILE.
  • Complete all menu selections on the left side of the screen. Items in red or marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory fields and must be completed. Click SAVE or SAVE THIS INFORMATION at the bottom of each screen, otherwise data on that screen will be lost when you go to the next screen.

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION

Enter User ID Choice: Create your ADS User ID.
Enter Password Choice: Enter your ADS Applicant password.
Confirm Password: Re-enter your password.
First Name and Middle Initial: Enter your first name and middle initial.
Last Name: Enter your last name.
Address: Enter your address.
City: Enter your city.
State/Province: Select your state/province from the drop down window.
Country: Select your country from the drop down window.
Other: Leave blank.
Zip Code/Postal Code: Enter your zip code.
Social Security Number: Enter your social security number.
Daytime Phone Number: Enter your daytime phone number.
Evening Phone Number: Enter your evening phone number.
Cell Phone Number: Enter your cell phone number.
Pager Number: Enter your pager number.
Instant Notification Address: Enter an email address or another phone number.
Fax Number: Enter your fax number.
E-mail Address: Enter your e-mail address.
Confirm E-mail Address: Enter your e-mail address again.
Verification Question: Choose a verification question from the drop down window.
(You will be asked this question if you forget your password.)
Verification Answer: Enter your answer to the verification question above.
Ethnicity: Select a choice or No Answer
Race or National Origin: Select a choice or No answer.
Gender: Click on Male, Female, or No Answer
Disabilities: Select a choice or No Answer
Click on SAVE THIS INFORMATION

2. APPLICANT INFORMATION

For Preferred Location(s) you are interested in, click on SELECT LOCATION or EDIT LOCATIONS, which will take you to the location map. Begin by clicking on a state, and then select a city from the list. To choose more than one city location, hold down the CTRL key, click on the additional locations. Click on ADD. When you are finished adding all desired locations, then click on SAVE.

Under the Time Limit section, select the type of positions you are willing to accept. Hold down the CTRL key, to select more than one choice.

Under the Work Schedule section, select the type of schedule you are willing to accept. Hold down the CTRL key, to select more than one choice.

Click on SAVE THIS INFORMATION

3. WORK HISTORY

Enter periods of work history, one job at a time, by clicking on either ADD A FEDERAL POSITION or ADD A NON-FEDERAL POSITION
Job Title: Enter the title of your position.
To/From: Select the dates you were employed from the drop down windows.
Salary/Per: Enter your salary and select the pay rate from the drop down window.
Hours Worked: Select the hours worked from the drop down window.
Other Types of Compensation: Enter compensation, if other than salary.
Employer Name: Enter the name of your employer.
Employer City: Enter the city of your employer.
Employer State: Enter the state of your employer.
Other (If Applicable): Leave Blank.
Country: Select your employer’s country from the drop down window.
Other: Leave blank.
Enter Pay Plan, Series and Grade: Select pay plan from the drop down window and enter series and grade. Enter zeroes if federal position was not assigned a series or grade.
Was This The Highest Grade Held on a Permanent Basis in the Competitive Service? Click Yes or No.
If this position is part of a career ladder, what is the promotion potential grade or full performance level of this position?: Click Not applicable or Don’t Know or Enter Grade.
Supervisor’s Name: Enter your supervisor’s name.
Supervisor’s Contact Information: Enter an e-mail address and/or phone number of your supervisor.
May We Contact Your Supervisor?: Click on Yes or leave blank.
Duties and Accomplishments: Describe the duties and responsibilities you performed and accomplishments. Limited to 4000 characters.
Click on UPDATE to save your work history entry.
Click on SAVE THIS INFORMATION to save all entries.

4. ELIGIBILITIES

Citizenship: Click either I AM A US CITIZEN or I AM NOT A U.S. CITIZEN.
Military: Click the appropriate block if you are serving or have served in the U.S. military.
Federal Government Experience: Click the appropriate block if you are or have been a federal employee.
Click on SAVE THIS INFORMATION

Eligibility to Apply:
This information will be used to determine if you meet the Area of Consideration specified in each vacancy announcement.

Select all that apply:

  • Were you a Peace Corps, VISTA, ACTION volunteer within the last 12 months?
  • Do you have a certification of disability from the State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency or the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service of the Department of Veterans Affair?
  • Do you have veterans’ preference due to spouse’s service or service of your child? Click on the definition for specific information.

Current federal employee: Enter the agency name or click on Locate Agency & Bureau
Current appointment: Select permanent, temporary/term, or not applicable
Type of service: Select competitive, excepted or not applicable.
Reemployment Priority List (RPL): Select if you have received a letter specifically stating you are eligible for RPL.
Reinstatement eligibility: Select if you held a career or career-conditional appointment. Click on the definition for information.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) Notice: Select if you have received a letter specifically stating you are CTAP or ICTAP eligible.
Employment with Other Federal Organizations: Select if you are currently employed with a federal organization. Click on the definition for specific information.
Veterans Preference Determination: Select one response that best describes your eligibility for veterans’ preference.
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): Select this if you meet the VEOA definition and are not a current permanent federal employee. Click on the green ? mark for more information.
Dates of Military Service: Use the drop down windows to enter the dates of military service.
Military Retiree: Click on this block if you are a military retiree, use the drop down window to select the grade at the time of retirement. Select honorable discharge or other than honorable discharge.

Click on SAVE THIS INFORMATION

5. REFERENCES

Enter references, one at a time, by clicking on the ADD button.
Reference Name: Enter the name of your reference.
Relation to Applicant: Enter your relationship to the reference.
Phone: Enter the reference’s phone number.
Email: Enter an email address for the reference.
Title: Enter the reference’s title.
Company: Enter the name of the company at which the reference works.
City: Enter the city in which the reference works.
State: Select the state in which the reference works from the drop down window.
Click on ADD to add your entries to the references section.
Click on SAVE THIS INFORMATION.

6. EDUCATION BACKGROUND

Enter education background by clicking on the ADD button.
Type of School: Select the type of school from the drop down window.
Name of School: Click on the state the school is located. Select the name of the school you attended. Click on SAVE
City: Enter the name of the city in which the school was located.
State/Province: Select the state in which the school was located from the drop down window.
Other (If Applicable): Leave blank.
Degree: Select the degree received from the drop down window.
Majors: Enter the major field(s) of study.
Graduation Month/Year: Select the month and year the degree was received from the drop down window.
Total Credits Earned: Enter the total credits earned in the degree listed above. Select either semester or quarter from the drop down window.
Click on ADD
Click on SAVE THIS INFORMATION

7. RELEVANT INFORMATION

List awards you received, community service you performed, training you attended, certifications or licenses you hold, collateral duty you performed, and significant details you have been selected for.

Enter awards by clicking on the ADD button.
Award: Enter the type of award and brief description
Date Received: Enter the effective date or when the award was received by clicking on the drop down window.
Click on UPDATE

Enter community service by clicking on the ADD button.
Community Service: Enter a description of the community service and for whom it was performed
Date: Enter the date(s) community service was performed
Click on UPDATE

Enter training by clicking on the ADD button.
Course: Enter the course title and the sponsor or vendor of the course
Completion Date: Enter the date course was completed
Number of Hours: Enter the number of hours credited for the course
Click on UPDATE

Enter certifications by clicking on the ADD button.
License or Certifications: Enter the type of license or certification attained and from whom
Date Received: Enter the date received
Expiration Date: Enter the expiration date, if applicable
Click on UPDATE

Enter collateral duties by clicking on the ADD button.
Collateral Duty: Enter a description of the collateral duty assigned and brief description of the duties, responsibilities and accomplishments.
From: Click on the drop down window to enter the beginning date
To: Click on the drop down window to enter the ending date
Click on UPDATE

Enter significant details by clicking on the ADD button.
Significant Detail: Enter a description of the detail, including duties and responsibilities performed and accomplishments
From: Click on the drop down window to enter the beginning date
To: Click on the drop down window to enter the ending date
Supervisor’s Name: Enter your supervisor’s name.
Supervisor’s Contact Information: Enter an email address and/or phone number of your supervisor.
May We Contact Your Supervisor? Click on Yes or leave blank.
Click on UPDATE
Click on SAVE THIS INFORMATION

8. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

Select the military occupational specialty from the drop down window of the respective military branch
Select the level of security clearance from the drop down window.
Select your performance ratings from the drop down menu.
Click on SAVE THIS INFORMATION

9. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Enter any additional information you would like to provide in the text box. Some vacancy announcements may ask for you to provide specific information in this “Additional Information” section, such as a narrative response to a selective factor or specialized experience. Be sure to read the vacancy announcement thoroughly.
Click on SAVE THIS INFORMATION

10. ATTACH RESUME AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Click on ADD A DOCUMENT to add attachments, such as college transcripts, a DD-214, SF-15 Application for 10-Point Veteran’s Preference, SF-50B Notification of Personnel Action, or most current performance rating.

File to Upload: Click on the browse button to locate the file you wish to attach.
Description: Enter a title or brief description of the document to be attached.
Type (of document): Click on the drop down window and select the type of document attached. Then click on ADD.

Click on ADD ADDITIONAL TEXT for additional information
Text: Enter the narrative text
Description: Enter a title or brief description of the text entered above.
Click on SAVE THIS INFORMATION

Click on SAVE THIS INFORMATION, before leaving the Supporting Documentation screen.


To Save a Profile.

Once an applicant has created a profile, the information entered can be saved for use in applying for other jobs in the future.


To Update a Profile.

Applicants can update their personal profile information by selecting CREATE OR UPDATE MY PROFILE and updating the applicable screens, then saving the changes made by clicking on SAVE or SAVE THIS INFORMATION.

Applicants can also update their personal profile information for jobs they have applied for.

  • From the Main Menu, select JOBS I HAVE APPLIED FOR. A screen will appear listing all the vacancies to which the applicant has applied, with columns containing information specific to the vacancies listed and a Status of Application column. For vacancy announcements that are still open, an option will be provided in the Status of Application column for the applicant to Update Application.

  • Select UPDATE APPLICATION to make changes to the personal profile.

  • Changes made to the profile will apply only to the vacancy announcement for which the applicant chose to update the application. For the changes to apply to the personal profile for future jobs, select UPDATE PERSONAL PROFILE from the JOBS I HAVE APPLIED FOR screen.


To Print a Profile:

Applicants can print their personal profile by selecting MY PROFILE, located under VIEW & PRINT, on the left-hand menu.


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