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Narrow the Candidate Pool

  • The PageUp system will automatically screen all applicants for minimum qualifications.
  • For professional and faculty applicant pools, veterans preference candidates will be indicated by a bluebell icon next to their name. If the veteran candidate is equally qualified to other candidates selected for interviews, they must be offered an interview.
  • Additionally if there is a veteran candidate with similar qualifications to those selected for the initial interview group, we strongly encourage you to add the veteran candidate to the initial interview pool. This is a recommendation to best align our hiring processes with Boise State’s affirmative action goals and Idaho’s Veteran’s Preference Policy.
  • Prior to scheduling interviews, select interview questions from the approved bank (see below). If you want to add additional questions, please submit them to your Talent Acquisition Specialist.
  • You will be notified when you can begin scheduling interviews (job aid below).

Look below for special instructions on special hiring groups, resources and hear from our Welcome Team about new candidate communications!

We Are Here For You

Resources to Get You Started

The Welcome Team has your back when it comes to attracting and recruiting top talent. Here are some resources to get you ready for the interview.

Selecting Candidates To Be Interviewed - Job Aid

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Create an Interviewing Event - Job Aid

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Send Invitations for Event - Job Aid

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Special Instructions

Classified Employee

Applications for classified employees are collected through the state application system. As part of their application submission, applicants must respond to a series of exam questions to verify minimum qualifications. After the job post closes, the Talent Acquisition Specialist will process applications, score exams, and send a hiring list containing the top 25 highest-scoring candidates for consideration. Pool certifications are not performed for classified positions, so the hiring department is welcome to proceed with reviewing candidates and scheduling interviews after receiving the hiring list.

Temporary Employee

Contact your Talent Acquisition Specialist for assistance with temporary employees.

Student Employee

Distribute Conducting a Lawful Employment Interview to all individuals involved in the interview process. This is REQUIRED prior to screening or interviewing any applicant.

If you would like interview question examples, Click Here to access the Guide to Interview Questions.

Skill Based Exams

Skill based exams are available for further screening of applicants. Contact your Talent Acquisition Specialist for more information.

The Boise State Way of Hiring

THE Candidate EXPERIENCE: Communication

At Boise State HR it is our mission to create an engaged environment driven by our people strategy.  We have a deliberate focus on an inclusive work culture where everyone is valued and one’s daily work has meaning and fulfillment. It’s our goal to recruit and retain top talent! Hear from our Welcome Team about our Welcome Experience.