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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about our online job search and application process.

Searching job openings and getting job description information

It's easy. Just enter keywords like job title, field, or location in the search box on our Careers landing page. Then, filter your search results by title, location, or posting date.

Your criteria may be too narrow; try broadening your search. For example, if you entered a zip code, choose a radius around it rather than exclusively looking for job within it.

When using the radius search, there may be several job sites available to choose from. Be sure to select all of the sites you consider a commutable distance from home.

Also, try using the asterisk symbol (*) to find related words. For example, searching "program*" would return results for programming, programmer, program manager, etc.

If you still get no results, it's possible that there are no matching positions at the moment. If you want to be notified when new job postings meet your criteria, set up a job search agent. Just sign into your candidate profile and go to "My Account Options". Click the "edit" link in the "Correspondence" section and then check "Send me notification whenever a new position matching my profile is posted."

Log into your profile to access enhanced search tools. Once you enter your search criteria, simply select the blue "Save this Search" link in the upper-right corner of the page to name and save it. To access saved searches, log in, go to the "My Job" page, and click the "My Saved Searches" tab.

It may not be. If a job opening has been filled, closed, or is no longer available for some reason, you won't see it in the search results. If you want to be notified when similar positions open up, set up a job search agent. Just sign into your candidate profile and go to "My Account Options". Click the "edit" link in the "Correspondence" section and then check "Send me notification whenever a new position matching my profile is posted".

For some jobs, yes. If there's a "Relocation" section on the job description, it will indicate whether relocation funding is provided.


Applying to a job opening

Once on a job listing, click "Express Interest". You’ll be prompted to log in or create an account. Then upload your resume or connect to your LinkedIn profile; either will automatically populate most of the fields on your job submission. Just make sure to double-check your information and complete any other required fields before you hit "Submit"

The Career Site has password requirements to protect your profile. Make sure your password:

  • Contains a minimum of eight characters , and no more than 32
  • Contains a minimum of 1 number
  • Contains a minimum of 1 lower-case letter
  • Contains a minimum of 1 special character (! # $ % & ( ) * + , - . / : ; ? @ [ ] _ ` { | } ~)

Log in and go to the "My Job" page to view your job submissions. Find the submission you want to update and click the "View/Edit" link. After making your updates, click "Submit" again.

Make sure you're logged in. If you try to apply for a job without first logging into your candidate profile, you'll be prompted to log in or register.

Yes. After logging in to your candidate profile, you can view the job openings you have recently applied to by visiting the "My Job" page. Under the "My Submissions" tab, you will see a list of all job openings to which you've successfully applied. Locate the job submittal with the mistake, and click on the "Delete" link. After editing the appropriate information, click "reapply."

No, but you can save multiple openings in your "Job Cart" until you're ready to submit them.

If a job is missing from your cart, it's probably because the position is no longer open. Also, if you are inactive for an hour, the system automatically logs you out and any information not previously saved or submitted is lost.

If you received an email invitation to apply, but the password you received is not working, it's probably because you already have an existing candidate profile. Please forward the email to myreferral@leidos.com and a specialist will help resolve your issue.

As a current Leidos employee, you should access job listings through the intranet using your Leidos user ID and password.

No. The Talent Community is a different system that allows candidates to express an interest in Leidos and sign up for email alerts on the latest openings. If you want to apply, you'll need to create a candidate profile and submit an application for a specific position.

Uploading your resume into your candidate profile will automatically populate the fields in your job submission. If you receive an "access denied" or similar error message, save your resume in compatibility mode before uploading or access the job website from a network that is not restricted/firewalled (such as your home connection). You can still complete your submission if your resume will not upload by filling in each field in the form separately.


Getting status on the hiring process

Under the "My Submissions" tab, you'll see a list of all job openings for which you've successfully applied. You'll also see the status of each submission, showing where you are in the process.

Log in and go to the "My Job" page. You'll be able to see your application's current status and whether the position you applied for is still open.

If we think you're a good fit, the recruiting team will contact you directly. However, the timeframe depends on the position and the number of applicants.

You can always see the status of the jobs you've successfully applied for by logging in and going to the "My Job" page. Then look for details under "Job Status" and "Submission Status".


Setting up and retrieving your career site password

Click on "Forgot your Password?" and enter your email address. You'll be emailed a temporary password, so you can log in and reset your password.

Please, don't. Instead, click on "Forgot your Password?" and enter your email address. You'll be emailed a temporary password, so you can log in and reset your password.

Log into your candidate profile and click on "My Account Options". Scroll down to "Login Information" and click "edit." You'll be asked to verify your old password and enter a new one.

No, they're separate systems with separate passwords.


Job eligibility requirements

Not at all. Any security clearance requirements will be noted in the job description. If a clearance is needed, the job description will indicate whether applicants must already hold or just be able to get a specific type of clearance.

To search for job openings that don't require a security clearance, go to the advanced search page. Select "none" in the security clearance section.

No, but there may be eligibility requirements. Leidos complies with Employment Eligibility Verification Requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. You can learn more about the E-Verify program or visit the U.S. Department of Justice E-Verify site.


Getting automatic job notifications from the career site

We'd be happy to. To get automatic notifications, just sign into your candidate profile and go to "My Account Options". Click the "edit" link in the "Correspondence" section and then check "Send me notification whenever a new position matching my profile is posted."

Turn off notifications by logging in, clicking "My Account Options," and editing the "Correspondence" section.


Opting out

To have your candidate profile removed, log in, click on "My Account Options," and then choose the "deactivate" link. If you have any pending applications, they'll automatically be withdrawn.


FAQs about our talent community

The Leidos Talent Community allows candidates to get job postings via email. Subscribers can manage online profiles, edit job agent preferences, receive new job notifications via email, and start the application process.

The Careers section of Leidos.com helps you learn about working at Leidos' and search for open positions.

When applying to a specific position, you'll go to the Leidos' Talent Community. It also lets you get more information about Leidos’ job openings by subscribing to email alerts for future job postings.

To join the Leidos Talent Community, follow this link and enter in your contact information.

No. The Talent Community is a different system that allows candidates to express an interest in Leidos and sign up for email alerts on the latest openings. If you want to apply, you'll need to create a candidate profile and submit an application for a specific posting.