Help Creating and Managing Your Profile

You can search for openings at the Principal Financial Group without creating a profile. Creating profiles allow you to apply for jobs, save jobs, save searches and view your applications and resumes.

  1. From the Careers Login page, click “Create one now”
  2. Decide if you want to consent to do business electronically (Note: if you do not consent, you will not be able to continue)
  3. Create a username and password
  4. Choose a “Security Phrase Question” from the drop-down list and answer the question
  5. Click “Submit”
  6. Click “Continue” to go to the Career Tools page

Creating/changing a username

  • Username must be between 8 and 32 characters
  • Username must not contain special characters or spaces
  • username must contain two numbers
  • Can contain CAPs

Creating/changing a password

  • Password must contain at least one number (0-9)
  • Password must contain at least one character
  • Password must be between 8 and 32 characters in length
  • Password must not contain special characters or spaces
  • Can contain CAPs

If you forgot your username

  1. Click “Forgot your username?” link
  2. Enter the email address that you used when you created your profile and click “Submit”
  3. A message will appear indicating that your username has been sent to the email address you entered
  4. Click “Continue” button, and you will be returned to the Login page

If you forgot your password

  1. Click “Forgot your password?”
  2. Enter your username and click “Continue”
  3. Enter the answer to the ”Security Phrase Question” and click “Continue”
  4. Enter a new password
  5. Re-enter the new password and click “Submit”
  6. A message will appear indicating that your password has been changed
  7. Click “Proceed to Login”

You do not have to create a profile to search or view jobs, but you do have to create a profile if you want to apply for a job.

  1. Login by entering your username and password and click "Continue"
  2. Click “Edit your contact information” at the bottom of the page
  3. Make the necessary changes to your name, address, phone number(s), and/or e-mail address
  4. Click “Save changes”
  5. You will be returned to the Career Tools page

You can use a variety of computers that may be available to you:

  • Our recruiting office located at 650 8th St., Des Moines, IA. 50309
  • The Public Library in your city (Des Moines, Urbandale, etc.) has computers available for public use
  • Iowa Workforce Development and other job search agencies may have computers

A recruiter could discover your profile when searching the database for matches to the job qualifications; however, recruiters use a variety of methods to fill jobs. We encourage you to search and apply for positions you meet the qualifications for and have an interest in. If you are unable to find a position at this time, please consider using our Job Search Email Alert to be automatically notified about new postings matching criteria you set.