Our Hiring Process

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Our Hiring Process


Our priority is the wellbeing of our employees, our candidates and those we serve. Due to COVID-19, we are leveraging our existing digital technology and tools to continue to support hiring across the globe. Depending on the position or the location in the globe you are applying for, the hiring process steps below may be adjusted to provide the safest experience for all.

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Our Hiring Process Steps

Once you have found a job that is the perfect fit for you, take the time to learn more about each step of our hiring process.


Now that you’ve found open positions, it’s time to start applying. Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking to join us and submitting your application.

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Application Review

After you apply, your resume will be reviewed by our recruiters to ensure that you meet all the qualifications required for the job position you applied for.

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Depending on the job you apply for, you may be asked to complete an online assessment that may be followed by a digital interview.

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If you meet all of the qualifications, a recruiter may initiate the next steps – this can be a phone interview, pre-employment assessment or video interview.

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Offer & Welcome

After the Interview process, a hiring decision will be made. If you are offered a position, it will come as a verbal offer of employment, followed by an email when you accept.

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Congratulations on becoming a new employee! Your hiring manager or recruiter will convey further details including start dates, benefits and on-boarding information.

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Throughout the hiring process, you will receive e-mail communications alerting you of your application status and you can also check your status via our careers website. Learn how to check the status of your application.

Start Searching & Apply Online

Your time is precious. Our search tools are easy. With access from any page, you can zero in on opportunities that most closely match your skills, background and ambitions. Here’s how:

  • Click the “Jobs” button in the main navigation or use the search bar at the top of every page.
  • Enter specific key words, such as a job title, a location, and/or job field of interest and click “Search” to view all openings that meet your desired criteria.
  • Use the “Quick Look” button to get a snapshot of what a job entails. If you like the preview, click “learn more” for a full view of the job details.
  • If you find a job(s) you like but are not ready to apply, use the bookmark or sharing tools to save it to your list, email or send a text message to remind yourself to come back and view later.

Searching for a job can be overwhelming at times. But it doesn’t have to be that way. At UnitedHealth Group, we provide full transparency into our hiring process – from the moment you begin your search to applying for a position, preparing for an interview and a potential offer of employment. This page will help you know what to expect as you pursue the opportunity to do your life's best work.SM

  Hiring Process Overview

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