Applicant Frequently Asked Questions

Applying for a Job at RDP

Red Deer Polytechnic posts current vacancies on our employment website where you can find full details on available positions of interest to you. You will be required to create an account before you can apply for a job posting. 

The following topics provide guidance on employment opportunities, applying for jobs, your application and preparing for the interview. 

Tips on Applying 

  • Postings close at 12:00am on the date listed. 
  • Ensure that the information you provide in your application is correct and true to the best of your knowledge and that you have listed all previously and currently held positions where the experience gained relates to the position that you are applying for. 
  • Review your cover letter to ensure that you have listed the correct job that you are applying for.   
  • Before uploading your documents, ensure they are in PDF format.  This step ensures that your formatting remains intact.   
  • The hiring manager will ask for your references when they are ready to take the next step after the interview.  Best practice is to have a direct supervisor in your current or most recent position.  

Applicant Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find a job at RDP?

Visit current employment opportunities. We encourage you to use Google Chrome web browser for best results.   

  • Click on Staff and Leadership Opportunities or Faculty and Non-Credit Instructor Opportunities on the main page or “Search Jobs” from the left-hand side. 
  • You can sign up for Job Alerts by selecting categories.  Once a job is posted in one of your selected categories, you will receive an email notification.

The relevant steps for your application process (as detailed below) will take place on the current employment opportunities site.

How do I create an account?
  1. Go to current employment opportunities on our job board 
  2. Click on “Create an Account” and follow the steps to create your username, password and enter your contact information 
  3. Complete the fields required in each step and click “next” to continue 
How do I apply online?

You will need to create an account to apply for a positing. 

  1. Once you find the job you are interested in, you can “View Details” for more information.  
  2. Click on “Apply for this Job”  
  3. Enter your username and password if you are not logged in 
  4. Ensure your personal information is correct 
  5. Click on Save & Continue to advance to next screens 
  6. Ensure information is correct before proceeding to next screen 
How do I upload documents?
  1. Add required documents and click “save & continue” to advance to next screen 
  2. Ensure that you are uploading PDFs of your document for best quality 
  3. Ensure that you have uploaded the correct documents  
How will I know my application was submitted?

After you review your application to ensure information is correct and documents are uploaded properly, click ”Certify” and “Submit”. You will receive an email confirming your application has successfully been submitted. The email will contain a confirmation number. 

You can check the status of your application online by logging into the Employment site and clicking ‘Your Applications’ from the side menu. 

Can I submit my resume by fax, email or in-person?

You must apply online through our career website. Red Deer Polytechnic does not accept resumes via email, fax or in person. 

I do not have a personal computer, are there places that have public access to computers?

Red Deer Public Libraries provides free public access to computers. They have three locations: 

  • GH Dawe Community Centre – 56 Holt Street 
  • Downtown Branch – 4818 49 Street 
  • Timberlands Branch – 300 Timothy Drive 
I missed the application deadline, can I still apply?

We are unable to accept applications after the posting has closed.  

How does RDP deal with relocating?

RDP may reimburse employees who have been offered permanent employment for all reasonable moving expenses incurred to assist in reducing the financial impact of relocation. Reimbursement of relocation expenses must be discussed prior to accepting an offer of employment. The employment contract will indicate an employee’s eligibility for reimbursement. 

Can I contact the hiring manager or People and Culture before I submit my resume?

If the Hiring Manager is listed on the posting, you can contact them directly.  People and Culture are not able to share any information other than what is on the posting.   

How long will it be before I am contacted for an interview?

If you are shortlisted for an interview, you will normally be contacted between one and three weeks of the posting closing date to conduct a phone screen or arrange an interview. 

How are applications assessed?

All applications are assessed based on the qualifications of the position that you are applying for. These qualifications are listed on the posting.