Help with New Job Applications

How to complete and submit applications for job postings

  1. Select the position(s) you want to apply for (no more than 20 at a time)

  2. Click "Apply for Selected Jobs”.

  3. Log in with your username and password (if you haven't already).

  4. Upload a new resume or select a saved resume to attach.

  5. Follow the instructions at each step, completing all required fields.

  6. You’ll see an "Application Submitted" message when you’re done!
  1. Log in to Career Tools.

  2. Click ”View saved jobs”.

  3. Select the job or jobs you want to apply for and click "Apply for Selected Jobs”.

  4. Upload a new resume or select a saved resume to attach.

  5. Follow the instructions at each step, completing all required fields.

  6. You’ll see an "Application Submitted" message when you’re done!

Only a resume is accepted when you apply. If you are selected for an interview, we may ask for additional documents at that time.

You’ll receive an email from Principal Careers to confirm that your application was received, usually within 24 hours of your application.

Yes, we do offer temporary and permanent sponsorship for foreign nationals. We take into consideration the business need and job market for specialty occupations, according to applicable laws. Education and performance are also considered.

You can submit your application and resume until 11:59:59 p.m. (CT) on the job posting closing date.

No. You must submit a resume to apply for a position with the Principal Financial Group.

For help creating a resume, you might try contacting a local employment agency, or search for resources on the Internet.

No. Once you’ve submitted your resume in an application for a specific job posting, you can’t go back and attach a different resume. You can, however, upload a new resume to Career Tools, to use for future job applications.

Many public resources offer computers for use during business hours. For instance, you can use a computer to apply for jobs at:

  • Our recruiting office, located at 650 8th St., Des Moines, IA, 50309
  • The public library in your city (Des Moines, Urbandale, etc.)
  • Iowa Workforce Development and other job search agencies