Help with Saved Resumes and Applications

How to manage your saved resumes and track your applications

From the Career Tools page, click “View applications". The “Status" column indicates where your application is in the recruiting process:

  • Applied” means your application was received and is being reviewed.
  • Interview” means you’ve been scheduled for an interview with a recruiter or the hiring manager.
  • Decline” means the hiring manager didn’t feel you were a good fit for this particular position. An immediate email notification is sent to you when your application is declined.
  • Withdrawn” means you withdrew your application.
  • Offer Accepted” means you’ve accepted an offer of employment for this position.
  • Hired” means you’ve been officially hired for this position.
  • Linked” means that a recruiter has manually matched your saved resume to this position (you did not submit an application to this specific position).

From the Career Tools page click “View your resumes". A listing of all resumes you have submitted is displayed on the page. A new resume can also be uploaded to this page for future use.

No. Once you have uploaded your resume, you can no longer make edits to it. You can, however, make changes to the original resume document and upload it as a new resume.

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 feel are a good match for your qualifications and interests. If you don’t see any positions that fit right now, consider using a Job Search Email Alert to be automatically notified about new postings that match your criteria.

You can save as many resumes as you like; however, we recommend that you use name each one differently to easily locate a certain resume when applying for an open position.

Go to the View Applications page (from the Career Tools page). Select the application you want to withdraw. Click on “Withdraw application" and select the appropriate reason from the drop-down box. When the pop-up window appears, click on “Yes – Withdraw my application".

You can only withdraw an application if its status is "Applied". If you want to withdraw an application with any other status, contact Human Resources at MyHR@principal.com, 866-524-MYHR (6947), or 515-247-MYHR (6947).