Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Job Seeker/ Candidate

I'm interested in one of the jobs advertised, what do I do?

To apply for a job advertised on HEJobs please click the "APPLY NOW" button just beneath the job title.

I'd like to find out more about an advertised job, who do I contact?

Please contact the university that has advertised the vacancy, they will be able to tell you more. The contact details should be published together with the rest of the job details. The only information we know about the jobs is what is already published on HEJobs, so we won't be able to tell you more.

How do I let an employer know I am interested in a job on HEJobs?

If you find a job that you like, just apply! or email the employer via your HEJobs Dashboard

A couple of days ago I saw a job advertised, but I can't find it now, could you contact me with the advertiser?

No we can't. If the advert is not there any longer, it's because the employer doesn't want to receive more applications.

What are the benefits of registering?

By registering with HEJobs you can save your searches and favorite jobs, set up multiple instant/daily email notifications of new vacancies that match your search criteria and contact employers online. Registering also allows our unique job matching technology, to alert you to any job that you may be suitable for. You can store your CV which will also enable recruiters to find your details and consider you for their latest Higher Education roles.

Must I register with HEJobs to apply for jobs?

No. However we recommend that you register and create your CV before applying. Registration is a once off process.In future you simply login and apply for a relevant job by clicking the apply button.We will keep your details confidential.

The system is not accepting my password during registration

For security your password should be more than 8 characters. Must include at least 1 digit & at least 1 uppercase letter e.g P@ssw0r

There should be no spaces before or after your password entry

How can I submit my CV or résumé?

When you apply for a job you will create a Career Profile in our system, and you'll be asked to either enter your CV/résumé as plain text, or upload your CV/résumé in a standard file format.

Acceptable CV/résumé file formats include: Microsoft® Word (.doc and .docx); Plain Text (.txt); Rich Text Format (.rtf); Hypertext Markup Language (.htm or .html); and Portable Document Format (.pdf).

How do I update my personal details?

You may update your personal details by logging into your job seeker profile

Is my personal information kept private?

Yes! Protecting your privacy is a vital part of our mission.Only registered employers can view your information.

If you are unhappy with who is contacting you through HEJobs, simply adjust your job preferences or just log in and turn off your profile.

Do I have to pay to use HEJobs?

No! HEJobs is FREE for all job seekers.

I've forgotten my login password, what can I do?

If you have forgotten your login password, please click here.

I can`t update my profile

Please first close the popup alert notifying you to update your profile (if it`s open)
Complete all the mandatory fields (denoted by an asterisk)
Only type figures in Expected Salary i.e no spaces

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Higher Education Jobs (HEJobs) is a career portal dedicated to public universities. HEJobs enables institutions to post their job adverts on a centralized portal. HEJobs is is an ideal meeting place for all university professionals seeking a new academic career opportunity.

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