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You Found a Job That Interests You—Now What?

Found the perfect job listing? Great! Now, you’ll just need to apply.

After you submit your application through the St. Louis Fed's online system, it will be routed to the People & Culture recruiter for that position. You will be notified via email when your application has been received. The recruiter will compare your stated skills and qualifications to those requested by the hiring manager for the open position.

Candidates who most closely match the requested skills for a job will be contacted by the recruiter for a preliminary phone interview. The application is then forwarded to the hiring manager for review. There may be additional phone interviews or questions before the hiring manager decides whom to bring in for a personal interview. This process can take several weeks; so, be patient.

Selected for an Interview? Get Ready

This video walks you through the top five things to know about behavioral interviewing, the STAR Method and how to best convey your experience.

We also have a Spanish language version of the video.

What to Expect after an Interview

If you are selected for a position at the St. Louis Fed, a formal offer letter will be sent to you. Note that all offers are contigent on satisfactory results of a candidate's drug screening and background check. If it wasn't the right fit this time, you will be notified by email and are welcome to continue to apply for other jobs at the Bank.

Whether or not you are selected for the original position for which you applied, your resume will be kept on file for six months and may be matched to other positions as they become available. However, you are encouraged to reapply for other job openings as they become available and sign up for job alerts through this website.

If you need special assistance to complete a job application or special accommodations for an upcoming interview, please contact the St. Louis Fed Talent Acquisition Team at