D&E offers help in applying for state jobs

ELKINS – Anyone interested in applying for a job with the state of West Virginia will have a chance to learn more about the online process during a presentation at 6 p.m. Thursday in Eshleman Science Center room 400 on the campus of Davis & Elkins


John Rymer, senior personnel specialist for the West Virginia Division of Personnel, will lead the session and offer tips for submitting applications.

The event is free and open to the public, with no pre-registration requirements. Participants may want to bring items for taking notes.

“The West Virginia Division of Personnel website tends to be somewhat confusing to maneuver and creating a profile can be time-consuming,” says D&E Director of Career Services and Student Employment Lisa Reed, who organized the session. “But if your goal is to work for the state of West Virginia, then you need to know how to create a profile and apply to jobs the right way.”

Rymer will walk participants through the Division of Personnel website, step-by-step, and teach them how to build an application and apply for several different positions, the same way it would be done from home on a personal computer. He will also display the NeoGov website which shows applicants what their information looks like to hiring managers.

“Be prepared to take notes and learn from the expert,” Reed says.

Rymer will also be among the approximately 50 employers taking applications at the second annual Randolph County Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 4 in The McDonnell Center on the Davis & Elkins College campus. The event is sponsored by D&E, Randolph County Development Authority, Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce and The Inter-Mountain.

For more information, please visit the D&E website at www.dewv.edu or call 304-637-1243.