Employers & Recruiters
- How do I register for an Employer or Recruiter Account?
- How do I post a job?
- What is a job number? Is it required?
- I clicked “Save” but I don’t see my job posting on the site?
- How do I start searching for resumes?
- I only see a “Quick Profile” which has no resume, 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.ca and click on the Employer or Recruiter tab at the top of the screen.
2. How do I post a job?
Login to your account on InsuranceWorks.ca by clicking on the Employers or Recruiters tab at the top of the home page. Enter your email address and password in the “Sign In” box. On the left hand menu (Employer Tool Box) click on Create/Edit/View/Manage Jobs under Post Jobs. Click on Create a New Posting. To begin posting the job, fill out all fields on the Job Posting form and when completed click Save. 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. 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 Save has been selected.
3. 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.
4. I clicked “Save” 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. If this didn't 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.
5. How do I start searching for resumes?
Once you are logged into your account, select Advanced Resume Search on the left hand side menu under Search Resumes. 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.
6. I only see a “Quick Profile” which has no resume, 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 through InsuranceWorks.ca. (See “How can I contact “Jobseekers”?)
7. 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.ca using the Contact Jobseeker button at the top-right 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” 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. Additionally a note is saved to the “Jobseeker’s” individual notes recording your actions for your future reference.
1. How do I register for a Jobseeker Account?
To register visit www.insuranceworks.ca, click on the Jobseeker tab at the top of the screen and fill in the required information
2. What is a “Quick Profile”?
A “Quick Profile” is a summary of your experience and expertise information that 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 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 “Resume" on the left hand side menu and click on "Create a new resume" at the top of the page. Then copy and paste your resume in the space provided and fill in all the required information. After you have done that, click on the "Create" tab at the bottom of that page and your new resume will be saved. If you are posting anonymously, do not put any contact information in the text box because all information will be viewable by Employers/Recruiters. 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 the "Save" tab at the bottom of the screen 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 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 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.ca.
6. Cover Letters
You have the option of creating a cover letter to submit alongside with 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.