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Human Resources

Frequently Asked Questions
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General Questions

  1. How do I find out what jobs are available at College of the Redwoods?
  2. Where can I complete an online application?
  3. What types of jobs are available at the district?
  4. How do I know what type of application to use?
  5. Do I need to apply online if I am only interested in temporary positions?
  6. What will the College of the Redwoods online application ask me?
  7. How do I apply for a job online?
  8. Can I apply for more than one job at a time?
  9. What needs to be submitted for a Faculty application to be considered complete?
  10. What needs to be submitted for a Classified application to be considered complete?
  11. What needs to be submitted for an Administrative/Management application to be considered complete?
  12. What needs to be submitted for a Part-Time Faculty application to be considered complete?
  13. I would like to update my online application; could you tell me how I can go about updating it?
  14. Can I save my online application before I finish completing it?
  15. How does the application process work?
  16. How can I check the status of my application?
  17. How long is my application available to use again?
  18. How long does it take to complete the online application?
  19. I was logged out/lost my application/didn?t finish applying, what do I do?
  20. I can?t remember my password?
  21. How do I print a copy of my complete online application?
  22. Why aren?t all the jobs listed on the site?
  23. I missed the deadline, can I still apply?
  24. Can I apply for a posting by sending in my resume?
  25. Can someone help me complete my online application?

Questions about Attachments:

  1. Can I attach my resume online? How?
  2. What are some limitations I may face while trying to attach documents to my online application?
  3. What if I don?t have my required document attachments in an electronic format/ am unable to attach the documents to my online application and /or have already submitted my application and now want to attach a document?
  4. Can I use my attachments that I have attached to a previous posting for future postings that I apply for?

Technical Questions:

  1. I am having a technical problem with my computer that I stopping me from completing the application or applying for a job. What can I do?
  2. I am having a problem using the "Back? button to get a prior page. It keeps returning me to the same page, what do I do?
  3. Why isn?t my bookmark valid when I come back to the site?
  4. Why does the site require cookies?
  5. I?m having trouble viewing the converted PDF documents?
  6. Who will see my application if I use the online applicant site?

 


About Applying with College of the Redwoods:?

How do I find out what jobs are available at College of the Redwoods?

You may search our job openings by visiting our website at www.redwoods.edu and clicking on "Human Resources" and then "Current Job Listings" or accessing it by our direct link https://employment.redwoods.edu. You then click on "Search Postings" to view our current job openings.

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Where can I complete an online application?

You may complete a CR application by visiting our website at www.redwoods.edu and clicking on "Human Resources" and then "Current Job Listings" or accessing it by our direct link https://employment.redwoods.edu.

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What types of jobs are available at the district?

There are 6 types of positions within the CR District. If you click on "Position Type," the drop down offers 6 choices, of which are the following (see specific definitions noted below only for further information):

  • Administrative/Management (Administrative/Management/Faculty Application required) - Administrative and Management? positions are typically full time, contract based positions such as Dean, Vice President, and Director positions. Applications are accepted only when these positions are advertised for a specific position and will have a specified first review date.
  • Faculty (Administrative/Management/Faculty Application required) - Faculty positions are Full-Time Tenure Track or Long Term Temporary positions such as Counselor, Nurse, Librarian, or Instructor (i.e. Business, Mathematics, and English). Applications are accepted only when these positions are advertised for a specific position and will have a specified first review date.
  • Classified (Classified Application required) - Classified positions are for staff positions such as Administrative Assistant, Academic Advisor, Instructional Support Specialist, Library Technician, and Custodian. Applications are accepted only when these positions are advertised for a specific position and will have a specified closing date.
  • Confidential (Classified Application required) " Confidential positions are classified positions that are not owned by our classified bargaining unit. Positions include Administrative and Executive Assistants.
  • Part-Time Faculty (Part-Time Faculty Application required) - Part-Time Faculty positions are adjunct positions such as Counselor, Nurse, and Instructor (i.e. Math, English, Biology). Part-Time Faculty positions are hired on a semester by semester, as needed basis. Probability of continued employment is dependent upon enrollment. Average hours per week vary depending on teaching assignment. Recruitment for these positions is on-going and applications will kept on file for one year. Applicants whose applications expire after one year will be notified to update their application in order to remain in the applicant pool
  • Temporary (Classified Application required) - Temporary positions will be filled on an as needed basis. Recruitment for these positions typically is on-going and applications will kept on file for one year. Applicants whose applications expire after one year will be notified to update their application in order to remain in the applicant pool. Some Temporary positions will be advertized for a specific position at a specific period with a specified closing date.

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How do I know what type of application to use?

There are three types of applications:

  • Administrator/Management/Faculty Application- Use for teaching, management, and administrative positions
  • Part-Time Faculty Application- Use for part-time teaching positions
  • Classified Application- Use for classified and temporary positions

All job postings will indicate the type of application the posting requires. The posting will only accept the application type the posting indicates.

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Do I need to apply online if I am only interested in temporary positions?

Yes, applicants need to apply online for temporary positions, as well as all other positions types. Temporary positions are listed on the "Search Postings" page of the website under "Temporary".

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What will the College of the Redwoods online application ask me?

The following will be asked on a Classified application:

  • Personal Information
  • Demographic Information (optional)
  • Educational Background
  • Employment History
  • Professional Reference Contact Information (minimum of three references required)

The following will be asked on a Part Time Faculty Application

  • Personal Information
  • Demographic Information (optional)
  • Educational Background
  • Employment History
  • Professional Reference Contact Information (minimum of three references required)

The following will be asked on a Administrative/Management & Faculty Application

  • Personal Information
  • Demographic Information (optional)
  • Educational Background
  • Employment History
  • Professional Reference Contact Information (minimum of three references required)

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How do I apply for a job online?

For the application process to go as smoothly as possible, we suggest you read all of the Frequently Asked Questions to eliminate any questions that you might have during the process of filling out the online application.

Basically, there are five simple steps to our online application process. Click here to view our Five Easy Steps for Applying Online.

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Can I apply for more than one job at a time?
Yes. With this online system, you may apply for more than one job. You can also refer to the question "How do I apply for a job online?"

The process is simple:

  1. If you have already created an online application, please log in under your username and password.
  2. Please click on "Manage Applications" and view your application to unsure that your application is accurate and not updates need to be made.
  3. ?If you need to edit your application, please do so at this time by exiting the "View Application" screen and clicking on "Edit Application".
  4. If you do not need to edit your application, please skip this step and proceed to the next.
  5. After verifying that the application is updated, click on "Search Postings" and search the job that you would like to apply for.
  6. Click on "Apply to this Posting" and answer any supplemental questions.
  7. Once this is completed, you will be able to attach documents such as a resume, cover letter, transcripts, etc.
  8. You will receive a confirmation number after this step is completed. You have successfully applied to a posting once you receive this confirmation.

If you would like to apply for additional postings, please repeat this same process.

  • Be sure to remember your username and password so that you can log back into the system at a future time.

 

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What needs to be submitted for a Faculty application to be considered complete?

  1. An online Administrative/Management & Faculty Application Form
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Unofficial Transcripts*

Please check specific job postings for any other supplemental materials that may be required for the posting.

Please do not attach documents which are not requested. Letters of recommendation or other supplemental materials will not be accepted through the online system. If a candidate is selected for interview, the candidate may provide such additional documents at the time of the interview.

* Transcripts are required for all Faculty positions. This is how Human Resources and the selection committee determine if an applicant meets the minimum qualifications. If transcripts are not submitted by the deadline date of a job posting, the applicant?s application materials will not be reviewed. A notation in the system that transcripts will arrive by mail or you cannot attach them is not acceptable. Please see the section on attaching documents for more information.

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What needs to be submitted for a Classified application to be considered complete?

  1. An online College of the Redwoods Classified Application Form
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter
  4. *Unofficial Transcripts (for postings that require transcripts)
  5. *Applicable licenses/certificates (for postings that require specific licensure or certification)

*Job Postings will state whether or not transcripts or other certificates are required

Letters of recommendation or other supplemental materials will not be accepted through the online system. If a candidate is selected for interview, the candidate may provide such additional documents at the time of the interview.

 

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What needs to be submitted for an Administrative/Management application to be considered complete?

  1. An online College of the Redwoods Administrator/Management/Faculty Application Form
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter
  4. *Unofficial Transcripts

Please check with specific job posting for any other supplemental materials that may be required for the specific job posting.

* Transcripts are required for all Faculty positions. This is how Human Resources and the selection committee determine if an applicant meets the minimum qualifications. If transcripts are not submitted by the deadline date of a job posting, the applicant's application materials will not be reviewed. A notation in the system that transcripts will arrive by mail or you cannot attach them is not acceptable. Please see the section on attaching documents for more information.

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What needs to be submitted for a Part-Time Faculty application to be considered complete?

  1. An online Part-Time Faculty Application Form
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Unofficial Transcripts*

* Transcripts are required for all Part-Time Faculty positions. This is how Human Resources and the Division determine if an applicant meets the minimum qualifications. A notation in the system that transcripts will arrive by mail or you cannot attach them is not acceptable. Please see the section on attaching documents for more information.

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I would like to update my online application; could you tell me how I can go about updating it?

Important Note: Unfortunately, any updates that are made to your online application will not be automatically updated to any positions that you have previously applied to. Any information that is updated can only be used for future postings that you apply for.

If you need to update your application please do the following:

  1. Click on "Manage Applications" once you log in with your user name and password.
  2. Click on "Edit Application" this will take you to the beginning of your application.
  3. Edit any information that needs to be updated. Be sure to click "Save and Continue to Next" to ensure that the updates are being saved.
  4. Follow through the whole application until you get to the very last page. Certify your application and save it. This concludes the updating process.

If you have applied to a particular posting and need to change your personal contact information, please contact the Human Resources office at (707) 476-4141 and Human Resources will make this change for you. Please note that Human Resources cannot change any questions that the applicant has answered on the application form.

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Can I save my online application before I finish completing it?

Yes, however you must first complete all of the required fields notated with a red asterisk (*) on the current page before the application can be saved. If you run into a time crunch and cannot finish the entire application, you may complete just the required fields on the page and come back later to finish the application and apply for a specific posting.

Be sure that when you reach the last page of the application, you click "Save Application". You may return later and edit the application before applying your application to a specific posting.

Be sure that when you reach the last page of the application, you click "Save Application". You may return later and edit the application before applying your application to a specific posting.
NOTE: You must remember your username and password to log back in to review the status of your application.

The applicant site will automatically time out if you leave your computer idle for more than 60 minutes. If you cancel the prompt on the screen notifying you that the time is up, the timer will begin again for another 60 minutes. If you do not have all of the required information, please be sure to save your current application and return to your online application to complete the rest of the information for your application.

If you exit the employment site before saving your employment application, your data will NOT be saved and you will need to re-enter your application in its entirety.

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How does the application process work?

This is how it works:

Applicants must complete and submit an application online. All required documents need to be attached to the online application by the deadline date in order to ensure the application will be included in the first review.

All complete applications turned in by the first review date will be reviewed by the committee.

Applicants who are to be interviewed will be contacted by Human Resources. You may log in to our site with your username and password at any time during this process to check your status.

NOTE: Possession of the minimum qualifications for a position does not ensure an interview.

*The recruitment for Part-Time Faculty and Temporary positions is different than other position types. These positions accept applications for a POOL of qualified candidates. Applicants are hired based on district need and on temporary assignment availability.

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How can I check the status of my application?

Using the online applicant site, you can log in at any time using your username and password. You may check your status by clicking on the "Application Status" option and view your current status under the "Status" column.

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How long is my application available to use again?

If you complete an online application but do NOT apply your application to any job openings for a full year, you will have to re-enter your application before you can apply again. You will be able to make changes to your saved application prior to applying for a specific job opening.

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How long does it take to complete the online application?

The time it takes depends on several factors, including the amount of work experience and education you have to enter, how fast you can type, etc. You should allow 20-40 minutes for the total process. However, you can expedite the process by collecting important information about previous work experience, education, certifications, etc. before you start creating your application.

If you find you are missing a piece of information requested on the application, you may be able to skip the field and go back later to complete it. If you decide to do this, it is important that you return and complete the missing information before you apply for a specific job posting. The information on your application form when you apply. Please ensure it is accurate, complete and contains all requested information.

Please be advised that if the application is incomplete or information is missing, you may be disqualified.

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I was logged out/lost my application/didn?t finish applying, what do I do?

The most likely reason you were logged out is that the internet connection between your computer and our servers was lost at some point during the application process. Another possibility is that for security reasons, the system automatically logs you out if you do not move within pages at least once within a 60-minute timeframe. The system requires that you click "Save" in order to save you application up to the point you have completed it. You can click "Save" at any point(s) of filling out your application. In order to apply to a position with your application, the system requires that you click "Save" on the final page of the application (which contains the Certification Statement).

?To recover the portion of the application you have started please follow the following steps:

  1. Log in to the employment site with your username and password.
  2. Click the "Manage Applications" link on the far left hand side of the screen.
  3. From the "Manage Applications" page you can edit and view your application.
  4. If you do not have an application to view/edit you can create an application from this page by clicking "Create Application".

If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources office at (707) 476-4140 or by emailing hr@redwoods.edu.

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I can?t remember my password?

The system may be having trouble with the password you are entering. The system is case sensitive and will not log you in if capitalization or spacing is different than the password that you first originated.

If you are still having trouble please try the following:

  1. From the website, click the "Login" link on the left, and then click "I Forgot My Password" (below the boxes where you enter your user name and password).
  2. At the prompt, enter your username.
  3. The system will ask you the password retrieval question that you entered when you originally created your account. Respond with the answer you selected when you created your account (the answer is case-sensitive).
  4. The system will reset your password to be the same as your username.
  5. Enter your username and new password (also your username) in the login boxes. You will immediately have to change your password once you have logged in.

This should enable you to login, view your application, and apply to postings online. If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources office at (707) 476-4140 or by emailing hr@redwoods.edu.

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How do I print a copy of my complete online application?

If you have not yet submitted your application, on the last page of your online application you will have the opportunity to preview your completed application. When your application opens in a new browser window with the printable version of the application, using the control bar at the top of your computer screen, click on the File/Print and follow the prompts on the screen to print.

If you have submitted your application, click on the "Manage Applications" link and then click "View Application" you may then click on File/Print and then follow the prompts on the screen to print.

Click the "Close Window" link in the new window to return to the online employment site.

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Why aren?t all the jobs listed on the site?

Only current job openings are posted. We only accept applications during the periods that the positing is opened and require applicants to have their application and additional materials submitted before the job closes.

Part-time faculty postings are open throughout the year. Applicants can apply to open part-time position for the duration that the postings remain online.

Human Resources may post new postings (M-F); therefore applicants are encouraged to check back to our site for new job openings on a regular basis.?

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I missed the deadline, can I still apply?

Complete applications submitted by the closing/first review date will be reviewed by the screening committee. Any applications received after the first review/closing date will be reviewed at the discretion of the selection committee. Once a position is removed from the online application system, applicants will be unable to apply for the position.

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Can I apply for a posting by sending in my resume?

We do not accept resumes as an application for a job posting. A complete College of the Redwoods online application must be completed and submitted to the posting (and any other required materials need to be attached or submitted) in order for an applicant to be considered for a position.

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Can someone help me complete my online application?

Human Resources staff members are available to help applicants get started and to answer questions about the online site for applicants. You can contact Human Resources by phone at 707-476-4140 or by email at hr@redwoods.edu. You may visit the Human Resources office at 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd, Eureka, CA 95501, 8:30am-5pm M-F.

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Attachments

Can I attach my resume online? How?

You may attach a resume; cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and any other required document after you apply for a posting. Electronic documents in Word or PDF format can be attached on the attachment page of the application. The attachment page will only show up once you have applied for a posting.

After completing the online application and applying it to the posting, you will come to the "Attach Documents? screen that allows you to do one of two things:

  1. Attach resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, as applicable OR
  2. Copy and paste or type in resume and cover letter information. (Please do not type in your transcripts or a note in the transcript field).

* It is important to read all of the instructions on the "Attach Documents" screen carefully to ensure you submit ALL of the attachments required for the posting. The attachment requirements may vary depending upon the position type.

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What are some limitations I may face while trying to attach documents to my online application?

  1. File size: remember that file size is limited to 5MB. If you come across this problem, there are a few things you can do. One is to scan documents at a lower resolution that keeps the quality of the documents and permits lower space. Another is to eliminate graphics.
  2. PDF: documents need to be scanned into a PDF document (remember to keep scanning program parameters low as to not go over 5MB). .Doc files are also acceptable for the system.
  3. All transcripts must be in one file. If you have transcripts from more than one institution, you should combine all transcript files into one .pdf or doc.

 

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What if I don?t have my required document attachments in an electronic format/ am unable to attach the documents to my online application and /or have already submitted my application and now want to attach a document?

We understand that you may not have all of your required documents available in an electronic format. You may send required documents via email or fax to (707) 476-4421. Please include a cover sheet that includes your name, your contact information, which documents you are submitting and the position you are applying for. All documents must be submitted to HR by 5pmon the closing/first review date of the position. Required documents can be dropped off at HR (before the first review/closing deadline) at:

College of the Redwoods
Human Resources Department
7351 Tompkins Hill Rd.
Eureka, CA 95501.

If you choose to mail your documents please include a cover sheet that includes your name, your contact information, which documents you are submitting and the position you are applying for. NOTE: All submitted materials become property of College of the Redwoods and will not be returned to the applicant.

* Once received, Human Resources will scan your documents into a PDF format and will attach the electronic files to your applicable online application. At that time, you may login to the online system to review and confirm the document attachments. Please allow 3-5 days for documents to be attached.

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Can I use my attachments that I have attached to a previous posting for future postings that I apply for?

Yes, once your documents are scanned in and attached to a posting you may use those documents again for a future posting.

Follow this process:

  1. Apply to a posting (you may refer to question: "How Do I Apply For a Job Online?" Or "Can I Apply For More Than One Job At a Time"?)
  2. Answer any supplemental questions.
  3. This will take you to the "Attach Documents" screen.
  4. Click the "Attach" button beside the document for which you have previously attached a document.
  5. A browse bar will show up with the title "Attach a Previously Saved Document," you can view the attachment to verify or if you have attached more than one document under that attachment it will give you the option of attaching any of the previously saved documents.
  6. Click "Attach" to attach the document.
  7. Confirm attachment.
  8. Repeat these steps if you would like to attach any previously saved documents.
  9. Once you are finished attaching all documents, click "Finished Attaching".
  10. Confirm attachments, and then you will receive a confirmation number.

 

Technical Questions:

I am having a technical problem with my computer that I stopping me from completing the application or applying for a job. What can I do?

Be sure that you are using either Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher, or Netscape 4.79 or higher (with the exception of Netscape 7.0). Also, under your browser internet options, you need to have cookies and JavaScript "enabled.? If you are still having technical difficulties you may email us at hr@redwoods.edu with the specific problem and someone from Human Resources will assist you.

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I am having a problem using the "Back" button to get a prior page. It keeps returning me to the same page, what do I do?

The site only responds to the buttons within the site, please use the navigation buttons within the site. Most navigation buttons are at the top and bottom of pages.

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Why isn?t my bookmark valid when I come back to the site?

You may have bookmarked a page that you normally access after logging in. We require that all visitors to the site enter through the mail entry page to ensure that everyone?s information is stored correctly, so you will need to bookmark the mail login page for our site.

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Why does the site require cookies?

Cookies are required for our site to be able to manage where a person is in the site. We do not capture any personal or computer information in those cookies. If you are still concerned, you are welcome to delete the cookies once you have completed the application process.

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Why am I having trouble viewing the converted PDF documents?

The reason you might be having problems viewing your PDF documents is the way your Adobe Acrobat Reader is set up. To adjust your Adobe Settings:

  1. Close all browser windows
  2. Open Adobe Acrobat (must be 5.0 or greater).
  3. If you Adobe version is 5.x, do the following. For version 6.x, go to step 4.
    1. Choose Edit-Preferences-General.
    2. Select Options on the left.
    3. Uncheck "Display PDF in Browser.
  4. If Adobe version is 6.x, do the following:
    1. Choose Edit-Preferences.
    2. Select Internet on the left.
    3. Uncheck "Display PDF in Browser.
  5. Close Adobe Acrobat
  6. Open a new browser window, log into the online employment site, and give it another try.

If you are using a Mac, and Apple program called PDF viewer is the default PDF viewer. If you open the file in PDF Viewer, save it to your desktop, and open it in Adobe, it will be readable. For the long-term, you will need to change your default PDF viewer to Adobe in order to view things properly.

If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources office at 707-476-4141 or hr@redwoods.edu.

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Who will see my application if I use the online applicant site?

Your online application information is located on a secure web server and will only be available to the Human Resources Department and the applicable hiring committee for the specific job opening for which you apply. Your voluntary confidential demographic information is only available to Human Resources and will be used for EEP (Equal Employment Opportunity) reporting purposes only. Security of your personal information is provided in two different ways:

  1. The applicant site is password protected. When creating a new online application, you will be prompted to provide a personal user name and password. This information will grant you access to view and edit your application.
  2. The https://employment.redwoods.edu domain name also holds a SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificate by Thawte http://www.thawte.com. This SSL certificate ensures that our registered domain name holds a secure socket layer of encryption. The SSL ensures that your personal data is submitted to the correct secure server and that your data is encrypted when sent over the internet.