Applicant Tips

WRSS would like to provide the following resources to assist candidates and potential employees with the application process and also as a source of potential guidance. Please click on one of the resource links below for more information.

Using the WRSS Online Application System

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What To Do After Applying For A Job

For those who have created a profile in the WRSS online application system and want to know what is next, here are a few key points to consider if you are not contacted by a recruiter:

1. If you have created a profile, you still need to apply to an open position.

Creating a profile consists of uploading your resume and completing electronic forms with your personal information. This merely creates a “personal folder” within our large database. Unfortunately, individuals commonly make the mistake of thinking that just because they have created a profile they will be automatically contacted. Be sure that you not only create an account, but also complete an application for any open positions that interest you. Your chances of being found by a recruiter increase dramatically, and they will also know what jobs, job location and leadership level you are interested in.

2. Ensure you meet the qualifications for the position you are seeking.

Job descriptions are detailed and specific because companies are looking for the right candidate to fulfill a precise need. If you are truly experienced, and have the appropriate skills, your application will carry more weight to the recruiting team. Aim to apply only to positions for which you meet the indicated criteria.

3. Many applicants have applied to the same position.

Even though recruiters ensure they have reviewed all applicants, only those that most closely fit the desired requirements will be contacted for the next steps in the process. It is a very competitive market, and, due to the high volume of applicants, we are not able to provide status updates to all applicants who are not selected.

4. Recruiting for and filling a position takes time; if a position is no longer live online, it is no longer available.

Unless a position is an urgent fill, the recruiting process of finding the ideal candidate simply takes time. It is important to understand that it is a process with a number of steps that need to be followed before a selection is made. In most cases, until the position is filled, the job opportunity will stay live online, even as candidates are being chosen.

Tips for Applicants

All applicants can check the status of their application at any time through the WRSS online application portal, through their personal user account. Jobseekers should also continuously check listings as new positions are added every day.

How to Setup Job Alerts and Preferences

  1. From the Welcome page click on “Sign In.”
  2. Select “Log in” or “create an account.”
  3. Once logged in, click “My account options.”
  4. Scroll down and click on “Correspondence,” then “Edit.”
  5. Check the box and click “Save.”

Tips For Applicants: Resume Guide

To increase your chances of being contacted for a position with the DynCorp International family of companies, submitting a solid, well-structured resume is vital. Please review the top 10 resume building tips below:

1. Do not exceed two pages.

Recruiters are reviewing numerous resumes at a time; keep yours as brief as possible.

2. Ensure your contact information is correct and up-to-date.

Even if your contact information is current in the application system, make sure it is also correct on all documents that you submit.

3. Review spelling and grammar.

In addition to running your software’s built-in spell check feature double-check your resume before submitting. If English is not your native language, local agencies, English schools and other resources can provide assistance.

4. Tailor your resume/CV.

Effective resumes reflect how your skills match the requirements of a specific job posting. In order to accomplish this, ensure you have thoroughly reviewed the job description, make note of qualification requirements listed within it that are applicable to your experience, and highlight those in your resume. Also make sure to use keywords that pertain to your field of work throughout. For example, if you work in the procurement realm you should have words such as: procurement, contracts, subcontracts, bids, purchases and orders appearing frequently within the body of your resume.

5. Provide a professional email address.

Provide a professional email address such as jones.lee.accounting@yahoo.com or smith_laura@yahoo.com as less professional email addresses containing nicknames, etc., are not advisable when communicating with a potential employer.

6. Don’t just define, exemplify.

When listing tasks and responsibilities from previous positions make sure to include your most significant accomplishments while in those roles. The ultimate goal is to portray yourself as an invaluable asset to a team and company. Don’t assume recruiters know everything about your employment history and experience.

7. Provide specific employment dates.

In addition to years of experience, also list the months you were employed with past companies.

8. Cover letter not always necessary.

Unless the job specifically requires a cover letter or summary page during their application process, it’s not always necessary to submit one. Focus your time on perfecting your resume.

9. Online profiles should match your resume/CV.

Online profiles such as those on LinkedIn or job boards contain information such as years of experience and former employers. When creating these be sure they are consistent with your resume.

10. Must haves.

List all applicable certifications and the highest level of education you have achieved. Also, add specific software, platforms and systems you are proficient in working with, as well as laws and regulations you are familiar with that directly relate to the position you are applying to. Most importantly, always be accurate and sincere.