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Application Advice

Here you will find responses to frequently asked questions on how to register on publicjobs.ie and how to apply for a job in the Public Service. In addition, information about applying for civil service posts for non-EU citizens is provided here.

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Applications FAQ

How do I register on publicjobs.ie?

Click on the Register button on the top right of the homepage.

Enter all personal details. Just to note the fields with * denotes that it is a required field and must be filled in

Once all your personal information is completed you are ask to create a username which should be at least 5 characters long and contain letters and numbers

You should also create a password which should be between 8 and 20 characters long

You should keep a note of your username and password as you will need these to access your personal page in future

Click save, a message should appear on the top of the page to say you have successfully registered. You will also receive an email to the email address you provided confirming you have successfully registered

Application Form will not open or is very slow?

To access the PDF application form you will require that Adobe v7.0.5 or higher is installed on your computer. You can down load the latest version of Adobe by clicking on the Site Requirements Link at the bottom of the page.

How do I make an application on www.publicjobs.ie?

Firstly in order to make an application on publicjobs.ie you have to registered on publicjobs.ie

The application process can be 1 or 2 Steps.

1 Step

If the application process is a 1 step you simply click the link for step 1, the Standard Application form will appear. Your details from your www.publicjobs.ie profile are automatically populated into the form. There may be other questions you need to answer in relation to the particular post you are applying for. Once the form is completed click 'Continue'. You will receive a message to the email address you provided confirming receipt of your application within a few hours of submitting your application.

2 Step

If the application process is 2 steps follow the steps below:

Step 1

  • Download and complete the PDF Application Form to your PC.
  • Save the entire document, noting the file name and its location.
  • You should answer all the questions, you can do this by typing into the answer fields or you can copy and paste text from any existing documents (Word, Excel, etc) into the fields in the form.
  • In some areas of the form you can click a button to add extra fields so you can give more information
  • Once completed and saved you should return to the advertisement in Current Jobs on our web site - www.publicjobs.ie

Step 2

  • You return to the advertisement of the post you are applying for
  • Click the link for step 2, the Standard Application form will appear.
  • Your details from your www.publicjobs.ie profile are automatically populated into the form.
  • There may be other questions you need to answer in relation to the particular post you are applying for.
  • Once the form is complete click Continue you are now asked to attach the form you completed in step 1
  • To upload the completed PDF Application Form that you filled out, click on the Browse button and locate your form, or enter the complete path and file name of your document.
  • You will receive a message to the email address you provided confirming receipt of your application within a few hours of submitting your application.

What is my candidate ID?

A candidate ID is generated when you register on www.publicjobs.ie . It can be found in the personal details page of your www.publicjobs.ie profile. This is a unique number linked to your profile. You can quote this number when interacting with our Office. You also have to enter this number on your detailed application form, this must be entered correctly or you will be unable to move on.

How can I submit my CV form along with the Application Form?

After attaching the detailed application form and clicking submit you have the option to attach any appropriate document to your submission in the 'Application Attachment' section. Here you can click the browse button and locate your CV or enter the complete path and file name of your document and then click submit.

Can I withdraw my Application?

Yes you can withdraw your application if the closing date has not yet passed. Log on to your profile on www.publicjobs.ie Click on my applications. You will see your application in the My Applications -closing date not yet passed section and click on the withdraw button.

Can I update my Application?

Yes you can update your application if the closing date has not yet passed. If you need to update your detailed application form, go to your saved copy make the changes and save the document. Log on to your profile on www.publicjobs.ie Click on my applications. You will see your application in the My Applications -closing date not yet passed section. Click on the link for the Standard Application form, you can make any changes to this form e.g. which position you have applied for. Click Continue once the changes have been made. You are then prompted to attach your detailed form at this stage you can attached your updated application form and click submit.

Please note if it is just the detailed application form that needs to be updated you still have to click the link for the standard form and follow the same steps.

Any queries or difficulties you may have that have not been answered in this section please contact us @ +353-1-858-7400 or email; info@publicjobs.ie

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