Human Resources

Human Resources

Human Resources

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CareerQ Information and Support

The information and support page provides information about applying to Queen’s Staff and Research Grant and Contract positions, and provides resources to those who are experiencing difficulty using the CareerQ platform. 

Accommodation

The University has policies in place to support employees and candidates who require accommodation, including an Accommodation in the Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodations that take into account an employee's accommodation needs.  If you require accommodation during the application and/or interview process, please contact Human Resources Administration, hradmin@queensu.ca, 613-533-2070. 

Application Instructions

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You can view available General Staff and Research, Grant and Contract (RG&C) job postings and apply for positions online through CareerQ, Queen’s online recruitment system. The application instructions below provide information on how to log in to CareerQ and create a Career Profile.  You will use your Career Profile each time you apply for a General Staff or RG&C position at Queen’s.

 
Queen’s Employees

As a Queen’s University employee, you have automatically been given a profile within CareerQ, which you will use to apply for positions.  You must have an active NetID and Password to access CareerQ. Visit the NetID FAQs for information on how to activate your NetID. If you are not an active Queen’s employee, please apply for staff and research positions through the External Applicants link.

To view and apply for positions, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Careers page on the Queen’s Human Resources website and click on the Queen’s Employees link under Staff and Research Positions. You will be directed to Queen’s Single Sign-On (SSO) page.
     
  2. Use your NetID and Password to log in to Queen’s Single Sign-On(SSO) . You will then be directed to the CareerQ My Profile page.
     
  3. Each time you log in to CareerQ, you will be asked to update your profile with your personal information. You must use your Queen’s University email address to log in to CareerQ in order to identify yourself as someone who currently works at Queen’s.
     
  4. To view Staff and Research postings click on the Job Opportunities link to the left of your Profile.
External Applicants (Non-Queen’s employees)

To view and apply for positions, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Careers page on the Queen’s Human Resources website and click on the External Applicants link under Staff and Research Positions. You will be directed to the Job Opportunities page in CareerQ.
     
  2. Should you find a job to which you would like to apply, click on the ‘I’m Interested’ button at the bottom of the job posting and the system will prompt you to set up a profile within CareerQ.
     
  3. To set up a profile within CareerQ, you will need to provide an email address, a password and a resumé.
     
  4. Once you have saved your profile, and are logged in to CareerQ, you will be guided through the remainder of the application process.
     
  5. Returning Users: Remember to log in to CareerQ to review and update your profile so it is accurate every time you apply for a job. You can access your profile by visiting the My Profile link on the Job Opportunities page. Once you have logged in you will be able to update your profile if needed, search for open jobs, and apply to jobs that interest you.
Helpful Hints
  1. You are able to upload multiple resumes and cover letters to your profile and select which documents you would like to use for each individual application.
     
  2. CareerQ has a Career Alert functionality that will email you as jobs are posted that you are interested in.
     
  3. You are able to filter our list of jobs by using the Filter functionality on the jobs listing page.
     
  4. Once logged into CareerQ you can view past applications by clicking on the ‘My Jobs’ link on the left hand side of your screen.
     
  5. Once logged into CareerQ  you can manage documents you have uploaded by access the ‘My Documents’ link on the left hand side of your screen.

About Internal/External Status

Applicants to staff postings are designated as internal or external based on their employment status with the University and the employee class of the vacant position. The sections below define internal and external applicants for each employee class.

Excluded General Support Staff or Research Grant & Contract positions

Internal

Current GSS or RG&C employees

External

Any applicant, not already employed at the University.

Any applicant currently employed at the University in any of the following bargaining units:

  • CUPE
  • ONA
  • OPSEU
  • PSAC Local 901, Unit 1 and Unit 2
  • QUFA
  • USW Local 2010
  • USW Local 2010-01
General Support Staff, USW, Local 2010

Internal

A University employee who is a member of the USW, Local 2010 bargaining unit.

External

Any applicant, not already employed at the University.

Any applicant who is already employed at the University, but who is not a member of the USW, Local 2010 bargaining unit.

Heating and Maintenance Worker’s Union, CUPE Local 229

Internal

A University employee who is a member of the CUPE, Local 229 bargaining unit.

External

Any applicant, not already employed at the University.

Any applicant who is already employed at the University, but who is not a member of the CUPE Local 229 bargaining unit.  

Kingston Technician’s Union, CUPE Local 254

Internal

A University employee who is a member of the CUPE, Local 254 bargaining unit.

External

Any applicant, not already employed at the University.

Any applicant who is already employed at the University, but who is not a member of the CUPE Local 254 bargaining unit.  

Library and Archives Technician’s Union, CUPE Local 1302

Internal

A University employee who is a member of the CUPE, Local 1302 bargaining unit.

External

Any applicant, not already employed at the University.

Any applicant who is already employed at the University, but who is not a member of the CUPE 1302 bargaining unit.  

Ontario Nurses Association, ONA Local 67

Internal

A University employee who is a member of the ONA bargaining unit.

External

Any applicant, not already employed at the University.

Any applicant who is already employed at the University, but who is not a member of the ONA bargaining unit.  

Allied Health Workers at the Queen’s Family Health Team, OPSEU, Local 452

Internal

A University employee who is a member of the OPSEU, Local 452 bargaining unit.

External

Any applicant, not already employed at the University.

Any applicant who is already employed at the University, but who is not a member of the OPSEU bargaining unit.  

Abbreviations

RG&C: Research, Grant and Contract
GSS: General Support Staff, non-bargaining unit roles
USW: United Steel Workers
CUPE: Canadian Union of Public Employees
ONA: Ontario Nurses Association
OPSEU: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
PSAC: Public Service Alliance of Canada

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I am a redeployed candidate – how do I use the system?
    You can apply to positions following the instructions outlined in the Application Instructions for Queen's Employees. CareerQ will automatically identify you as a Redeployed Candidate.
     
  2. Do I have to apply using CareerQ?
    Yes. All applications to Queen’s University General Staff and Research Grant & Contract competitions must be submitted through CareerQ.
     
  3. I have a lot of skills. How do I highlight them so I stand out in a competition?
    Once you have signed into CareerQ, you will be able to pick from a list of skills that will be associated with your profile. You are able to update this list as you obtain new skills. As a best practice, we recommend that you also ensure they appear in your resume.
     
  4. Are there training sessions on how to use CareerQ to apply to a job?
    There are no formal training sessions for candidates. Queen’s employees are able to visit Human Resources to use a computer to apply to a position, the front desk staff will be able to assist you if you wish. Queen’s employees are also invited to attend drop-in sessions for familiarization with CareerQ, being offered for the month of June.
     
  5. Can I apply directly to the Hiring Manager/Principal Investigator?
    No. All applications to Queen’s University General Staff and Research Grant & Contract competitions must be submitted through CareerQ.
     
  6. Where are there public access computers?
    As CareerQ is internet-based, any internet-enabled device will work.

    For Queen’s Employees, there are computers that can be used on campus within Human Resources.

    For external candidates (Not Currently Employed at Queen’s), computers can often be found at libraries and community centres.  For applicants located in the Kingston area, below are some additional community resources that help individuals prepare and submit job applications.

    Community Resources:

  7. What happens if I do not wish to answer the pre-screen questions?
    You are not able to complete your application if you do not answer the required pre-screen questions.
     
  8. What happens to my application when I don’t have the top skills identified? If I don’t have the preferred skills, am I eliminated?
    Skills and Pre-screen questions are a tool Queen’s University uses as part of the selection process. The system does not automatically eliminate candidates from consideration.