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Our Application Process

Have questions about our application process? Here is a list of frequently asked questions that will help address your concerns.

How do I apply?

You may apply online by clicking the “apply here” button in the job posting. You will be prompted to upload your resume and complete our employment application. 

Do I need a cover letter?

Yes, please submit a cover letter in addition to your resume. It gives us a better idea of who you are and why you are interested in working at The State Bar of Wisconsin. We will still review your resume even if a cover letter is not submitted, but a cover letter definitely helps us make more informed and thoughtful decisions on who to interview.

Should I provide references?

Yes, please supply three references. At least one reference must be a supervisory reference. We do not contact your references until after the final interview and we will notify you before we contact them.

What's next?

After you submit your resume and cover letter, we will contact you within approximately two weeks if you are selected for an interview. At that time, we will schedule a brief, 20-minute virtual interview where you will have an opportunity to discuss the opening and your qualifications with human resources. After that, we will pick the top candidates for an in-person interview with the hiring manager and human resources. Depending on the position, there may be additional steps but we try to keep it simple and straightforward.

Once a candidate has been selected for a position, an offer will be made. If the offer is accepted, a background check will be completed. 

Once the position has been filled, all other candidates will be notified.

How do I know if the position I applied for is still open?

All available positions are posted on our website until they are filled. If a position isn’t listed on our career page, it is no longer available.

Will you keep my resume on file?

We will keep your resume on file for up to one year; however, we strongly encourage you to reapply for any new positions that suit your skills as they become available.