Job Seeker Guide

How to use this website, step-by-step for Job Seekers

If this is your first time, start at step 1. If you already have a job seeker account, log in and start at step 2 or 3.

Whenever you want to come back to this guide, click the ? button at the top right of the screen. 


1. Register

Creating an account with us is free and simple. Just click the button below, and you will be guided to provide your email and choose a new password. Make sure you tick the box agreeing to our terms of use and privacy policy. That’s it!

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Upon registering, you will immediately gain access to our Work Readiness info pack - this incorporates a wealth of advice and tips for you to read, absorb and take out what you believe will assist you in your quest for gaining a new work opportunity. It includes general advice for older workers together with pointers and advice for writing a CV, covering letter and job interviews.

We strongly encourage you to spend suitable time reading the Work Readiness info pack and to make the most of advice included as it relates to you. Log in and access the Work Readiness info pack from your account.


Note: when you log in to your account, if you don’t want the bother of remembering yet another password, you can choose to log in with your Facebook profile instead. This is just another way we try to make this journey easier for you!



2. Create an online profile

Make sure you take the time to create an online profile with us, so employers can view your credentials when they search for candidates. Start by clicking "Create online profile" below, choose the Free Online Profile and fill in your details.

Note: Optionally, you can also upload an existing document resume (such as a Word Document or PDF) as part of your online profile. What's the difference? It means employers can view your online profile, and they can download and print your document resume.

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Upon registering, you will immediately gain access to our skills register. This a way of fast-tracking the recruitment process, enabling employers to search immediately available profiles by skill. Tailor your profile to enable employers to find you fast.

Click the link below to find out more about how it works.



While you're at it, create a job alert — get emailed about new jobs that match your profile

What is a job alert?

A job alert is an email. It means you request to be emailed when Seniors@work has a new job that you might be interested in — based on keywords, location, categories and/or job type. You can choose to receive these emails daily, weekly, or monthly; and you will only receive them if new jobs are posted on Seniors@work. You can create as many job alerts as you wish, and unsubscribe at any time.

How do I create a job alert?

There are three simple ways:

  1. On creating an online profile, you can tick the box that says "Email me new jobs appropriate to this profile." The job alert will be based on the information you have entered into that profile, such as job categories and location.
  2. On the job search page, there is a button that says "Email me jobs like this". The job alert will email you new jobs that match your current search criteria
  3. On editing an online profile, it works the same as the previous option. You can tick the box that says "Email me new jobs appropriate to this profile." The job alert will be based on the information you have entered into that profile, such as job categories and location. Note: make sure you have entered your new, edited information before ticking the box.

How do I delete a job alert?

Open your email program on your computer, find a job alert email, and click unsubscribe.



3. Search for jobs

how-to diagram of the search jobs page

  1. Quick Search section: enter keywords and location and click “find jobs.” To refine your search for more specific criteria, use the Refine Search section as below.
  2. Refine Search section: click on any criteria that match your interests. To remove any criteria, use the Current Search section as below.
  3. Current Search section: this displays the criteria you are currently searching by. Click on a criterion to remove it. If you want to return to your search again, click “Save as favourite search.” You can only set one favourite search, and you can revisit it at any time, up to three months later.

    NOTE: If you haven’t set any criteria, the Current Search will not show.

  4. “Email me jobs like this” button is mostly self-explanatory. You will receive a job alert email to inform you of new job listings that match your current search criteria. You can set multiple job alert emails and unsubscribe any time.
  5. Search results section: This displays a preview of each job that matches your current search criteria. If you like a job, but you’re not ready to apply yet, click “save job”. (See step 5 to manage your saved jobs.) If you want to view a job’s details and/or apply to it, click on the blue title of the job to go to the next step.



4. View job details and apply

how-to diagram of the view job page

Once you’ve searched jobs and clicked on an individual job, the details of that job will be displayed.

  1. The blue band across the top allows you to view immediate info such as salary and job type. It also has a button to save or unsave the job, and a button to go back to the previous page.
  2. Below the blue band, you’ll find the job description in more detail.
  3. To the right, you’ll find the company description. Click to view more details about the company.
  4. To apply, simply click “apply now” at the bottom of the page. Select your resume and write a cover letter in the box provided, and you’re done. Bonus: You will be able to do this regardless of whether you’ve signed up with us. But if you want to be able to view your applications in future, you will need to have a job seeker account.
  5. If you want to show this job to someone you know, you can use the share buttons. These enable you to share this job details page with others in various ways, such as sending in an email or posting to Facebook.

Well done! That’s all you need to do. Once you've applied, the employer can contact you and take it from there.

The next section is a bit different, and answers FAQs about managing your account.


5. Managing your account

For all your account information, go to My Account. From here, you can view and edit your profiles, saved jobs, job applications, and account settings.


Managing Online Profiles

You can create, view, edit, and delete your online profiles from your account. First click My Account, then click on the profile you wish to view, edit or delete. To create a new profile, see step 2: "Create an online profile."


Managing Saved Jobs

What is a Saved job?

If you like the look of a job or two, but you’re not ready to apply to them yet, you can save them and come back to view them later. It's completely private — employers will not be notified of your interest.

How do I save a job?

There are two ways:

  1. On the job search page, click the button on the right side that has a heart icon and says "save job"
  2. On viewing the details of a job, click the button in the top blue section that has a heart icon and says "save job"

You can unsave jobs in the same way, and you can save and unsave jobs as many times as you wish.

How do I view my saved jobs?

Go to My Account, then click Saved Jobs. If you have saved any jobs, they will show here.

To view more details about a job, click on it's blue title.

To apply to a job, click on it's blue title and then click "apply now".

To unsave a job, click the "unsave" button on it.

Why is my saved job not showing anymore?

The job could have expired, or the employer could have removed it from Seniors@work.


Managing Account Settings

Change my name

Go to My Account, then click on Account Settings. Enter your new name and click "save."

Change my password

Go to My Account, then click on Account Settings. Enter your new password and click "save."

Completely and permanently delete my account

Go to My Account, then click on Account Settings. Click "Delete profile" and follow instructions from there.

Change my email

Unfortunately you cannot change your email because this is the unique way we identify you when you log in. If you really need to change it, feel free to contact us, and ask us to do it for you.



We’re always looking to improve our user guide, so feedback is welcome. If you have a question or suggestion, we would love for you to contact us.