Employers & Recruiters
- How do I register for an Employer or Recruiter Account?
- Why do I have to pay if I registered for a “Free Account”?
- How do I post a job?
- What is a job number? Is it required?
- I clicked “Submit Job” but I don’t see my job posting on the site?
- How do I start searching for resumes?
- I only see a “Quick Profile”, is that it?
- How can I contact “Jobseekers”?
Employers & Recruiters
1. How do I register for an Employer or Recruiter Account?
To register an account visit www.insuranceworks.com and click on the Employer or Recruiter tab at the top of the screen.
2. Why do I have to pay if I registered for a “Free Account”?
Registration on InsuranceWorks.com is free of charge. Registration on the site simply creates a company profile however purchasing services is required to utilize the job posting or resume search services offered on InsuranceWorks.com.
3. How do I post a job?
Login to your account on InsuranceWorks.com by clicking on the Employers or Recruiters tab at the top of the home page. Enter your email address and password in the as requested in the “Sign In” box.
On the left hand menu (Employer Tool Box) click on View/Edit Your Jobs under Manage Services. Click on Add Job. If you do not have available job posting credits, you will be prompted to purchase more.
To begin posting the job, fill out all fields on the Job Posting form and when completed click Submit Job. The only fields that can be left blank are “Job Number” and “Salary”. The system will prompt you to fill in all required fields if any are left blank.
** Please note that there is a window of 10 to 15 minutes for security reasons to complete the posting after which information entered will be lost. To facilitate your posting, we suggest preparing a Word document with pertinent information to copy and paste into the text box provided. Job postings, if completed properly, are active instantly on the site once Submit Job has been selected.
4. What is a job number? Is it required?
A Job Number is a reference code (letters or numbers) that you assign to the posting if you wish; it is not required. It is simply a way of keeping track of multiple job postings.
5. I clicked “Submit Job” but I don’t see my job posting on the site?
Once a job has been submitted, it is active on the site immediately; there is no waiting period. The most common explanation to this problem is that the system timed you out prior to completing the job posting form. In that case, you can try to use the back button to return to the screen with the posting information you’ve filled out and then click on the Submit Job button again. If this still does not work, you will need to re-enter the job posting information (see How do I post a job?) or feel free to email the posting to firstname.lastname@example.org with your company account information and we will post the job on your behalf.
6. How do I start searching for resumes?
Once you are logged into your account, select Search Candidates on the left hand side menu (Employer Toolbox) under Manage Services. This will bring you to a page of search options. You can search by keywords, resume number, city, province, education, expertise area and/or years of experience. To narrow down your search, select more than one search criteria by holding down the “Ctrl” key to select multiple options. Search by Expertise (icon located at the top right hand corner of the screen) automatically organizes all resumes into expertise categories for a quick search.
7. I only see a “Quick Profile”, is that it?
A “Quick Profile” is a snapshot of information about a “Jobseeker”. It includes the basic information about their work experience, educational background, where they are located and what type of position they are looking for.
When searching the resume database you will see candidates with both full resumes and just “Quick Profiles. Some Jobseekers have opted to remain anonymous and not to upload their full resume. Jobseekers with only a “Quick Profile” must be contacted by clicking on the Contact button through InsuranceWorks.com. (See “How can I contact “Jobseekers”?)
8. How can I contact “Jobseekers”?
Once you have found Jobseekers that you wish to contact, you have the option of contacting them via the information (if) provided in their resume: either phone or email. Some Jobseekers have opted to remain anonymous; in that case the only way to contact them is via email through InsuranceWorks.com using the Contact button at the top of their resume. This will bring up a text box for you to enter a message for Jobseekers, in addition you have the option of changing the “From Address”, “From Name” and “Subject” lines that automatically pop up. When Jobseekers receive the email they are prompted to respond if they are interested or indicate if they are not interested. If for whatever reason, the Jobseeker is not interested in the specific job opportunity detailed in the email, you will receive an email notifying you that this Jobseeker is not interested.
1. How do I register for a Jobseeker Account?
Click on the Jobseeker tab at the top of the screen and fill out the required fields.
2. What is a “Quick Profile”?
A “Quick Profile” is a summary your experience and expertise information you entered upon registration. This information is available to be viewed by Employers/Recruiters who are searching our resume database. The “Quick Profile” does not indicate your name or any personal information, so this is accessible to Employers/Recruiters even if you have opted to remain anonymous.
3. When I sign into my account it reads: “You have not yet created a resume.” What does that mean?
This means that you have not yet uploaded a full resume and the only information Employers/Recruiters can view about you is your “Quick Profile”. To upload a full personal resume, click on “Edit Resume/Profile” on the left hand side menu. Scroll to the bottom of the page to section 4. Copy and paste your resume directly into the text box provided. If you are posting anonymously, do not put any contact information in the text box because all information will be viewable by Employers/Recruiters. Once you are satisfied click on “Preview & Submit” at the bottom of the page. The next page lets you review how Employers/Recruiter will see your resume, click “Submit Resume” to save the changes or the back button to make any amendments. Make sure that you have not clicked on the “Remain Anonymous” box if you want your resume to show. Your resume will remain posted for 6 months, upon which time you will receive an email notifying you of the expiry and urging you to update it.
4. I have made changes to my resume but I don’t see them in my account
If you have chosen to make changes or updates to your resume, you must click “Preview & Submit” and then “Submit Resume” on the review page in order for changes to be saved.
5. Do I have to upload a full resume? Should I?
It is not required to upload a full resume on the site; it is however, suggested and encouraged. In order to register, you are only required to complete a “Quick Profile” which is ALL Employers/Recruiter will see about you if you do not include your full resume. By uploading your full detailed resume, it will increase the chances of Employers/Recruiters contacting you since they have more information about your skills and experience. For “Jobseekers” who have opted to remain anonymous, you can include a full resume but remember to remove your name and personal information from before copying it into the text box provided. Also, Jobseekers with full resumes are often entered into random draws for exciting prizes given away by InsuranceWorks.com.
6. Cover Letters
You have the option of creating a cover letter to submit alongside of your Online application. To create a Cover Letter, select “Create Cover Letter” on the left hand side menu. Copy and paste your cover letter into the text box provided and give your letter a name. The “Letter Name” will not be viewable to Employers/Recruiters but will help you keep track of customized cover letters. Once you are done, click “Submit”. You can save multiple cover letters and tailor each to individual job opportunities. When “Applying Online” you are given the option to select which cover letter to include for the Employer/Recruiter to review with your application.