Using WMJobs

Here you’ll find information on how to set up your WMJobs account & manage your job alerts.

How do I create a WMJobs account?

Navigate to the ‘Create account’ link which can be found in the top right hand corner of the homepage.

Once selected a new screen will appear, complete the fields on the right hand side under ‘Create an account’ and make sure you tick the field next to Terms & Conditions then select the orange button.

Following registration we recommend you log out and sign back in to your account, as this action will fully verify your account as being active.

Once your account is activated / verified, you can then continue to search and update your personal information via your account whilst signed in.

I want to change my email address

You can change your email address by signing into your account which is located at the top right hand-side of the website. To sign in please click here. Then select the ‘Your account’ option.

Can I upload my CV to WMJobs?

Yes! From the 7th November 2023 you will be able to add extra details to your profile and upload your CV to WMJobs. From January 2024 recruiters will be able to search the CV database to find and contact candidates who are suitable for their role.

Please note that our privacy policy has been updated to reflect this change. 

How do I upload my CV to WMJobs?

Head to ‘Your Profile’ by selecting your name in the top right-hand corner. You will have the option to ‘Upload your CV’ here. It’s important you also complete your profile information, to help recruiters find you easily! 

  • Add your CV 
  • Complete your ‘career summary’ 
  • Complete the ‘your new role’ section … 
How do I hide my CV from a recruiter?

You can hide your profile from certain recruiters if you do not want them to have access to your profile, as an example, you may not want your current employer to see that you have uploaded this information to the site.

To hide your CV from a recruiter on WMJobs, log into your account and head to your profile. At the bottom, you can see ‘Who can view my profile?’.  

Only recruiters that use our site will be listed, you can select multiple recruiters but you must save your profile after adding each one.    

What are the benefits of uploading my CV?

By having a WMJobs account, you can: 
•    Shortlist and save jobs for you to come back to later 
•    Create Job Alerts for roles that suit you 
•    Manage your Job Alerts if you fancy a change! 

By uploading your CV and completing the sections in your profile, you’ll be visible to recruiters across the West Midlands. They will actively seek talented individuals just like you – for your dream role! 

I have found a job that I wish to apply for but want to do it later. Can I save it?

Yes! Firstly make sure you have an account with us and that you are signed in. 

When you find the job you are interested in click on the star ‘Save’ icon.

To view your saved jobs, click on the star icon next to ‘Sign out’

Or you can view your saved jobs, by clicking into your account and selecting ‘Your jobs’.  Any jobs you have saved will sit under the shortlist section on this page and you will be able to see the job title and the expiry date.

Who has access to my CV?

Recruiters who subscribe to the WMJobs service, including most of the Councils within the West Midlands region.  

However, you can hide your CV from specific recruiters in your profile. 

How do I update my profile?

Log into WMJobs and navigate to ‘Your profile’ in the top right hand corner. You then have multiple options to update your profile. 

How do I change / remove my CV?

In your WMJobs account, you can select ‘Your Profile’ and update your CV. You can only upload one CV at a time, so the previous CV will be removed. 

My job alerts are not sending the right jobs for me OR I want to change the type of jobs that I am receiving alerts for?

To manage your job alerts, you need to be signed into your account. Your job alerts are set up to send you jobs based on all of the criteria you have selected. If you would like job alerts for multiple job types, you will need to set up separate job alerts for these.

Do I have an account after I create a job alert?

Yes! Creating a job alert will input your email address into the system.

However, you will need to reset your password to gain access to your account to update your personal details.

To reset your password, click here.

Once completed, you’ll be able to continue your search for new jobs, save them to your favourites and create more job alerts!

I have forgotten my login details

Don’t worry.  Your username is the email address you used when you registered and you can reset your password by clicking on ‘Sign in’ on the homepage.  This will open up into the sign in page:

Enter your email address and click on ‘Forgotten password?’  Follow the instructions and ‘Submit’.  You will receive an email to allow you to reset your password.

You can also reset your password, by clicking here.

Please note a password reset email will only be sent to email addresses that hold a WMJobs account. If you do not have an account with this specific email address then you will not get a password reset.

How do job alerts work?

A job will be included in a job alert providing it meets all the criteria you have stated when you set your alert. Taking this into account, do try not to be too specific with your criteria as you may miss a suitable role. If you wish to receive alerts for different types of roles, we recommend that your set up separate alerts (up to 5) rather than including all your criteria within one.

How do I unsubscribe from job alerts?

To unsubscribe from job alerts, you can sign into your account and go to ‘your jobs’. Delete the job alerts you no longer want to receive emails for.

Or, you can unsubscribe by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the job alert email. You will be taken to a page to confirm you are now unsubscribed.

If you have multiple job alerts, you will need to unsubscribe from each one individually.