Candidate FAQ

How to: Create a resume | Set up Job Alerts | Bookmark jobs | Manage your account
Do you only list remote jobs?

Yes – we ask employers to list only roles that can be done remotely for the majority of the time. Some companies do look for staff that are based in a specific time zone or geographic area, while some jobs may require you to sometimes go into the office eg for monthly meetings. However, we ask companies to make any restrictions like this very clear in the job description.

How do I create a CV (resume)?

The first step is to sign up with us as a Candidate (it’s free!), setting up your username and password. Once that’s done, log in and go to your Candidate Panel. From here you can create a resume and manage your applications.

To create or edit a resume, click My Resume. You can add as much detail as you wish, including contact details, links to your website, images, and details of your work experience and education. You can come back and edit your resume at any time.

A note on privacy: By default, your resume will not show up in our resume listing. To make your resume visible to potential employers, please go to the Candidate Panel / Account information, and tick the box ‘show my resume in search results.’ You can change this setting at any time. Please note, if you apply for a role, your resume WILL be visible to that employer.

Only employers signed in to myworkhive have access to your resume; other candidates will not be able to search for you.

Privacy settings - who can see my resume/CV?

Employers signed in to myworkhive can search resumes listed on the site.

A note on privacy: By default, your resume will not show up in this resume list. To make your resume visible to potential employers, please go to the Candidate Panel / My resume, and tick the box ‘show my resume in search results.’ You can change this setting at any time.

However, please note, if you apply for a role, your resume WILL be visible to that employer, even if your resume is hidden from the main list of resumes.

How do I search for jobs and bookmark jobs I'm interested in?

There are two ways to search for jobs:

  1. Go to our Job Search page to do a quick search by keyword and job type (full time, part time etc).
  2. Go to our Advanced Search page to search in more detail (category, location etc.)

If you see a job that’s of interest, just go to the end of the job description, where you can either Apply Online or Bookmark the job. Bookmarked jobs are saved in your Candidate Panel.

How do I set up a Job Alert to let me know about new vacancies in my sector?

Go to the Advanced Job Search page and put in the search terms that interest you. You can use keywords, and select different categories (eg Charity, Marketing) and job types (eg full time, part-time, freelance or internships).

Once you have run an Advanced search, you will see a button saying Subscribe to this search. Click on the button to bring up a dialogue box; from here you can sign up to receive alerts whenever new jobs come in with these search terms. You can choose whether to receive the alerts daily or weekly. You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in each Alert Email.

 

How do I apply for a job?

Applying is easy. At the end of the job description, click the Apply Online button. This will take you to the online application page, where you can write a covering letter to the employer and attach any supporting documentation you would like (such as a pdf of your resume). Once you press send, your application will be forwarded directly to the employer, so please do check that you are happy with your application before you send it!

To see the jobs you have applied for go to your Candidate Panel / My Applications. Please note: this lists the job specifications of roles you have applied for; it does NOT store copies of the actual application message you sent to your employer. If you wish to save the message for future reference, please cut and paste into a document of your own before you send the application.

 

Who should I contact about my application?

myworkhive is a job board not a recruitment service. We forward applications to the relevant employer, who will then communicate with you. Any queries about your application should be sent to the Employer.

How will I find out how my application is doing?

Go to your Candidate Panel / My Applications to see the status of your application. Initially it will be marked as ‘new’. It may then be changed to ‘read’ / ‘accepted’ / ‘rejected’ by the employer – or you may hear from them directly. Some employers do not respond to all candidates if they receive a large number of applications.