Step 5: Configure the Personio Career Page

 

This article explains how to set up a Personio Career page, and customize it to your corporate design.

The Personio Career page is a separate website that contains all positions published in your Personio account. Candidates can then apply for these positions using an application form. For each incoming application, Personio will then create a candidate profile in your account.

Tip You can also integrate the Personio Career page with your company's custom career page via an iframe, a link, or via XML

 

Create the Personio Career Page

To create the Personio Career page, you need to Activate it, configure the Career page settings, and set up an Application form.

Tip If you have subcompanies, you have the option to configure a career page for each subcompany, which will have its own domain name and design. You can then publish positions specifically on their respective subcompany career page. Learn how to create a Subcompany Career Page.

 

Activations

Here you can enable the Personio Career page, enable Google Jobs search, and activate an XML feed.

Enable Personio Career page

To enable the Personio Career page, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Recruiting > Recruiting > Career page > Activations.
  2. Select your preferred domain name extension (.de or .com). This will mean that you can access your Personio Career page at youraccount.jobs.personio.de or youraccount.jobs.personio.com.
  3. Select Enable Personio career page to activate the Personio Career page.
  4. Click Apply changes to save.


Enable Google Jobs

To allow the Google Search engine to scan all positions on a Personio Career page and make them eligible to appear in Google Search results and in Google Jobs search, select the Enable Google Jobs checkbox. You can use this type of search engine to increase the visibility of your job advertisements for potential candidates.

Notes
▶︎ The integration of the Google Job search only considers postings that are published directly on the Personio Career page.
▶︎ Enabling this option does not guarantee your position will appear in Google for Jobs. Personio has no influence on this.


Enable XML Feed

To integrate job positions into your company's custom Career page, select the Enable XML feed checkbox. If you enable the XML feed, you can pull all relevant data from the positions published on the Personio Career page into your company's custom career page, and data related to your published positions can be accessed under youraccount.jobs.personio.de/xml.

Learn more about XML interfaces.

 

Career Page Settings

Go to Settings > Recruiting > Recruiting > Career page > Career page settings. Here you can continue the setup of your Personio Career page.

Field Notes
Link to own career page

If you are using your company's custom Career page and not the Personio Career page, enter the URL of your custom career page into this field. This is for information purposes only.

Note If you have used this field for the tracking links function, you can create tracking links now based on each position instead. 

Company name

This title will show in the browser tab of your Personio Career page.

It also defines the Sender name on emails if you have specified that the company name should appear as the recruiting email sender name under Settings > Recruiting > Recruiting > General > Sender name. Learn more about this in Step 2: Set Up Candidate Communication Via Email.

Link to imprint Can be used to enter the link to the legal notice of your company's website.
Group positions by

You can group positions on the Personio Career page by one of the options from the dropdown list. You can group by: Employment type, Department, Subcompany (if enabled), Location or Category.

Note If a user filters the results on the Personio Career page using Position filters, the grouping of positions will no longer apply.

Position filters

Click Add filter to create filtering options for positions on your Personio Career page. You can activate filters for Employment type, Department, Subcompany (if enabled), Location or Category.

If you configure several filters, you will be able to filter positions on the career page on more than one value using dropdown lists.

Tip When activating filters on the Personio Career page, the filtered view is reflected in the URL and can be shared with others.

 

Application Form Settings

When candidates want to apply for a position via your Personio Career page, they will need to fill in an Application form. The Application form should request all the information you would like to receive from the candidate. This information will then be used to create a candidate profile in Personio. Follow these steps to create your Application form:

  1. Go to Settings > Recruiting > Recruiting > Career page > Application form settings.
  2. Under Application form fields, select the candidate attributes that you would like to include in your application form from the list of available options.
  3. To choose which attributes should be mandatory for a candidate to fill in, activate the checkbox next to Required.
    Tip You can create additional candidate attributes via Settings > Recruiting > Recruiting > Attributes. Learn more about Custom Candidate Attributes.

    Note If you want to use gender variables in offers and email templates, you can request the candidate's gender information in the application form.
  4. Drag & drop the form fields, to decide the order in which they should appear on the form.

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  5. In Document upload fields, select which type of documents you would like to request or offer to upload. The predefined default categories are CV and Other.

 

Customize the Personio Career Page

To ensure that the Personio Career page adapts to your corporate design, you can add custom elements such as your logo, a header background image, and adjust the font and colors for the different parts of your Personio Career page.

Tip To see a preview of your current settings at any time while configuring the Personio Career page, click Preview in the bottom-right corner. To apply changes at any time when configuring the Personio Career page, click Apply changes.

 

Styling

Go to Settings > Recruiting > Recruiting > Career page > Styling. Here you can customize the design of your Personio Career page.

Hide header image and headline

Go to Layout and select Hide header image and headline to hide your background image.

Note This function is especially useful if you want to seamlessly integrate the Personio Career page via iframe into your company's custom career page.

Upload a logo

Go to Logo and click Choose file to add your company logo.

Note By default, when you click on the company logo, you will be taken to the homepage of your Personio Career page. If you prefer to take users to a different website, you can enter a link in You can edit the link for the logo on your career page.

“See all positions” link If you are using your company's custom career page to display your open positions, you have the option to enter a custom link to the overview page of your positions into the “See all positions” link field. When a candidate clicks on See all positions on a position page, they will be taken to the positions overview page of your company's custom career page  instead of the positions overview page of your Personio Career page.
Header background image

To add a header background image, go to Header background image and click Choose file.

Tip The recommended image resolution is 1920×1080 pixels.

Font

To choose a font, go to Font and select one of the options from the dropdown list.

Colors

To adjust the colors, select a color or insert a HEX color code for the following areas:

  • Primary: Button color and header image background color.
  • Button text
  • Position title
  • Headline

 

Tip You can make additional design customizations to the Personio Career page using CSS. Learn more about Personio Career Page: Designing with CSS.

 

About Us

Go to Settings > Recruiting > Recruiting > Career page > About us. Here you can create a general section on your company profile. This section will appear by default at the bottom of the position's description.

Note If you prefer not to include this section, leave it blank. The About us field will only be displayed and published if you have filled it with content.

You can enter a description of your company in the text editor, and also add an image or video. Learn more about Personio Career Page: Integrating Images and Videos.

Tip If you create your Personio career page or job descriptions in different languages, make sure you also translate the text.

 

Descriptions and Translations

Go to Settings > Recruiting > Recruiting > Career page > Descriptions and translations. Here, you can set up general content that will appear on your Personio Career page. 

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Go to Translation and select from the dropdown list in which language you want to configure the content (German, English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, or Portuguese).

Field Notes
Thank you message Insert the text of the thank-you message which you would like to appear when a candidate successfully submitted an application form.
Data privacy statement

As the operator of your career page, Personio automatically adds a Data Privacy Statement on the processing of (personal) data. For more information on how to include a Data Privacy Statement on Personio Career pages and how to incorporate it into your application process, read our article Personio Career Page: Template for the Data Privacy Statement.

Note Every candidate must agree to it before they can submit their application.

Your application content Enter text that will serve as additional information for your candidates to fill out the application form.
Your application header Enter the title for the application form.
Required documents content Enter text that explains which documents should be submitted with the application.
Headline Enter a headline which will appear on your header image. If you prefer not to use a headline, leave this field empty.

 

Now, you can select a different language from the drop-down menu and create the translated descriptions.

Tip Learn more about the behavior of translated career pages in Personio Career Page: Language Handling.

 

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