Applicant Resources

When you join UC Davis, you grow and transform while helping to transform UC Davis. You are part of a unique, interdisciplinary community that embraces the challenge of addressing the greatest issues of our time while growing personally and professionally.  This information provides an overview of the application process and includes tips that will help prepare you before beginning the online process.

Tips for Using the UC Davis Career Opportunities Site

  • Before beginning your online application process make sure you have all your employment history, education history and any requested documents (i.e. cover letter, resume, etc.) available and current.
  • The system will log you out after 60 minutes of inactivity, be sure to save your data periodically.
  • Once you have created a username and password you can create your online application.  After you have completed and saved your online application you may then proceed to apply for jobs.
  • You may only submit one application for each job posting.

Accessibility for Applicants Who Require Accommodation

The University of California, Davis endeavors to make our Careers site accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at applicanthelp@ucdavis.edu

Applicant Resources


Reset Password/Username

If you have forgotten your username or password you can reset either of them by clicking on "I Forgot My Password" link within the login box.

  • If you have forgotten your username, enter your email address and your username will be emailed directly to you.
  • If you have forgotten your pasword, enter your username and click "Retrieve Secret Question".  You will be prompted to answer and submit your secret question.  Your password will be reset to your username.  As soon as you login, you will be asked to change your password to something other than your username.

Applicant Status

To view your "Application Status" log into the Career Opportunities system.  After logging in your application status page appears.  As your application moves through the online process the status may change for each position.  Below is a list of statuses you may see in the "Status Column". 

  • Not Qualified - System disqualifies.
  • HR Received - Your application has been received in Human Resources.
  • In Progress/In Process - The job posting is still open and based on your skills/qualifications, you may or may not be contacted for an interview.
  • Position Filled - Another candidate has been hired.
  • Position Withdrawn - The job posting has been cancelled and applications will no longer be accepted.

If you have questions, please email applicanthelp@ucdavis.edu