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Help: Applying for Jobs

How to apply from a job in a list of search results

  1. Select the position(s) that you wish to apply for (the maximum number of jobs you can apply for at one time is twenty)
  2. Click "Apply for Selected Jobs”
  3. Login (if you haven't already) by entering your username and password when asked
  4. Attach a new resume or use an existing resume
  5. Follow the instructions on each step and be sure to enter all required fields (indicated with an asterisk)
  6. You should see a "Application Submitted" message when you are done with the process

How to apply for a job you previously saved

  1. Login to access Career Tools
  2. Click ”View saved jobs”
  3. Select the job or jobs you wish to apply for and click "Apply for Selected Jobs”
  4. Attach a new resume or use an existing resume
  5. Follow the instructions on each step and be sure to enter all required fields (indicated with an asterisk)
  6. You should see a "Application Submitted" message when you are done with the process

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I upload any other documents while applying? (i.e. cover letter, transcripts)

A. Documents other than your resume are not accepted at the time of application. If you are selected for an interview we may ask for additional documents at that time.

Q. What if I lose my Internet connection in the middle of the application process?

A. Unfortunately, the information you entered was lost when your internet connection was terminated. You will need to login and begin the application process again.

Q. How do I know that the Principal Financial Group received my application and resume?

A. You will receive an e-mail notification from Principal Careers indicating that your resume was received. You should receive the e-mail notification within 24 hours of your application.

Q. Does the Principal Financial Group sponsor foreign nationals?

A. The Principal Financial Group does 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.

Q. What is the latest I can apply for a job on the date the posting expires?

A. You can submit your application and resume until 11:59:59 PM (CST) on the closing date indicated.

Q. I do not have a resume, and the job posting closes today. Can I apply without a resume?

A. You must submit a resume to apply for a position with the Principal Financial Group. If you need assistance creating a resume you should contact a local employment agency or search for help on the Internet.

Q. I am a returning employee. Why is the Principal Financial Group asking for my social security number?

A. Your previous employment records are stored by your social security number. By providing your social security number, it is much easier for us to locate your previous employment records.

Q. What does it mean when there is no "close date" shown?

A. Occasionally a recruiter may inadvertently fail to enter a close date. If you locate a job you want to apply for, you can contact Human Resources at MyHR@principal.com, 866.524.MYHR (6947) or 515.247.MYHR (6947). You can also click on "Contact Us” at the top of the page, complete the form that appears, and send it to us via the Internet.

Q. I want to attach a different resume than the one I used when I applied. How do I attach a different resume?

A. You cannot attach a different resume after you have submitted your resume for a specific job posting.

 

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