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FAQ

This section contain answers on frequently asked questions.



Searching for Jobs


When performing a search, can I select more than one location/job role at a time?

No, you will need to do a different search for each field eg: location / job role / regional Persimmon company.

Why is my Job Search returning few results?

It could be that the search criteria that you entered is too detailed. For more search results, you can try widening your search by changing your location, and/or date range. Or by selecting fewer drop down lists.

My Account


Can I change the password to something more memorable to me?

Yes, click on My Profile link on the left, and complete the change password box. Click on Submit. Your password has now been changed.

Can I change my email address?

Yes, click on My Profile link on the left, and enter your new email in the “new email” box. Click on Submit. Your email has now been changed.

I’ve forgotten my password, how can I log in?

Click on the “Forgotten Password” box. Enter your email address. Your password will be emailed to you

The text on the screen is very small. Can I make it bigger so it’s easier to read?

Yes, there are 3 sizes you can choose from – click on the font size buttons at the bottom (these look like the letter a), you have a choice of normal, large and extra-large.

How often is the site updated?

New jobs are added as soon as they are received from our Companies.

Shortlists


What is the "Shortlist" section for?

This section allows you to save found jobs for future consideration.

How do I add jobs to my shortlist?

Search for jobs using the drop down lists then click search. To add to your shortlist, simply click on “Add to Shortlist”.

How do I remove a job from my shortlist?

Click on the Shortlist link. Find the job you want to remove from the shortlist and click on “Remove from Shortlist” button.

What is the difference between saved searches and my shortlist?

Saved searches are searches you have made and saved with different criteria. EG, you may have different searches saved for different job roles or locations. Your shortlist is a list your jobs appear on when you click the add to shortlist button. These may be from a general search or from any of your saved searches.

Applying for a Job


How do I apply for a job that I am interested in?

Search for the job you are interested in and click on View Full Details. At the bottom, click on the Apply button. You will be asked to enter a brief introduction about yourself. You can attach your CV (max file size 100kb). Then click on Submit. Your application will be sent directly to the contact at that company.

Can I apply for as many jobs as I want or is there a limit?

There is no limit to the number of jobs you can apply for however you may want to consider which jobs you are more qulaified for.

Can I keep a log of all the jobs I have applied for ?

Yes, click on My Applications and you will see a list of all the jobs you have applied for. You can update these records by adding notes, and changing the status of your application eg: from submitted to successful/not successful etc. You can also remove the job from this list by clicking Delete.

I haven’t heard back about an application?

If you do not hear back, it is probable that your application has been unsuccessful. It is the responsibility of our individual Companies to contact you regarding your application.

Saved Searches and Job Alerts


How do I save a search and can I save more than 1 search?

To save a search, click on “Saved Searches and Job Alerts”. Click on the create button. Enter a name for your saved search. Enter your search criteria, then click Save. You can create as many saved searches as you like.

How do I run one of my saved searches that I haven’t requested Job Alerts for?

Click on Saved Searches and Job Alerts. Under the saved search you want to run, click on “Find other jobs with this search criteria now”.

What is a job alert?

When you create a saved search, you can specify whether or not you would like to receive a job alert based on your search criteria. You can receive daily job alerts for 30 or 60 days per saved search.

I haven't received any job alerts even though I signed up for them

Check your search criteria isn't too specific. The job alerts will only be for jobs that match your criteria. Check your email provider security settings or spam filters. You may need to turn spam filters to low to enable e-mails to be received. However, it could be that no jobs have been added matching your criteria.

I'm getting e-mails that don’t match my job requirements

If you feel that the job notifications you are receiving are not matching your current requirements, you should have another look at your saved searches and change them to be more relevant.

What is the difference between saved searches and my shortlist?

Saved searches are searches you have made and saved with different criteria. EG, you may have different searches saved for job roles or locations. Your shortlist is a list your jobs appear on when you click the add to shortlist button. These may be from a general search or from any of your saved searches.

How do I run one of my saved searches that I haven’t requested Job Alerts for?

Click on Saved Searches and Job Alerts. Under the saved search you want to run, click on “Find other jobs with this search criteria now”.

I’ve found a job! How do I stop the email alerts from coming through?

Congratulations! If you want to stop the alerts you have set up, go to the Saved Searches and Job Alerts page and uncheck all the alert boxes.

Uploading my CV


I have 3 different CVs, can I store them all on the system ready for when I want to apply for jobs?

Yes, you can store up to 3 CVs. Click on My Profile. Towards the right hand side, on the Uploading CV section. Click on browse to find your CV. Type a name in the space provided. Click on Save. You can repeat this to save up to 3 different CVs.

I can’t upload my CV?

The following file formats are acceptable, RTF,PDF,and Word.DOC. The maximum file size is 100kb. You may need to reduce the file size of your CV or convert it into one of the above formats. If your CV is password protected, remember to remove this before submitting or we will not be able to open your CV.

What is an RTF?

RTF documents allow files to be viewed in all versions of word and most word processing software. Creating a RTF document is easy and by following the steps below to make sure your document is viewable all the time. Step 1: Create your document in Microsoft Word or other word processing software. Step 2: When saving your document, select “Rich Text Format (*.rtf) from the “Save as type” drop-down menu, Found below “File Name” box. Your file will be saved in rich text format with an extension of “.rtf”.

Problem submitting an application


Contact us by email?

If you are unable to apply on-line please submit your application to human.resources@persimmonhomes.com

Contact us by telephone?

If you have any queries about any of the jobs advertised you may contact the Group Human Resource Department on 01904 642199 during normal working hours.


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