Setting Up the Personio Career Page

This article describes how to customize your Personio career page to reflect your corporate design. Additionally, applicants can submit their personal data and documents directly to Personio via an application form, automatically creating a corresponding applicant profile in your Personio account.


General Settings

In order to use your own Personio career page, you will need to activate it via the checkbox in Settings > Recruiting > Career page > Edit. You can then access the page at
Decide how the job positions on your Personio career page should be grouped. Applicants can then filter your job positions based on department, employment type, office, or recruiting category and select the specific job positions that are suitable for them. You can find more information on creating recruiting categories here.


Enter all the applicant attributes that you would like to request in your application form. Drag and drop them into the correct order and specify which should be mandatory attributes. Create as many additional applicant attributes as you like in Settings > Recruiting > Applicants. You can find more information on this here.

Please note that the applicant’s gender cannot be requested via the application form and must be manually entered in the applicant's profile, for the correct use of the gender variable in offer and email templates.


Next, enter your company name. It will appear as the sender’s name as long as you have specified the company name as the sender of recruiting emails in Settings > Recruiting > General > Recruiting email sender name. Insert the link to your imprint so that, in accordance with legal requirements, visitors to your career page will be fully informed about your company and services.




Complete your company profile and configure your Personio career page in multiple languages if required.

Add a description of your company in the About us input field; this will appear by default in all published job openings. You can incorporate images or a corporate video to give the best possible introduction to your company.

Specify the application form title in Your application header. Insert a description text in Your application content to provide additional information to applicants on filling in the application form. Describe which documents are required for the application (Required documents content).

Add your data privacy statement, which applicants must agree to before submitting their documents. A detailed explanation, including a template, can be found here.


Please note that Personio, as the operator of your career page, automatically adds a data privacy statement on the processing of (personal) data.



In order to best adapt your Personio career page to your corporate design, you have the option of making custom adjustments to its design.

You can specify the colour scheme for individual elements such as, for example, text, background, and buttons, and choose the font. Additionally, you can upload your logo or company banner and specify its width.

Use custom CSS to make further adjustments to your Personio career page. Please note that only a limited set of selectors, properties, and values is allowed. Please select elements you want to modify by classes only.



Integrating the Personio Career Page

The Personio career page can display all the job positions you have in Personio clearly. Additionally, applicants can apply for a position directly via the application form you set up. As soon as the applicant data is submitted, an applicant profile is automatically created in Personio and the application is assigned to the respective position. There are various options for integrating the Personio career page and the application form into your company’s website. You can find a detailed overview of the different options here.

Please be sure to plan for the development time that will be required to integrate the Personio career page into your website. This can vary depending on the type of integration, as explained below.


Integrating via a Redirect

In order to integrate the Personio career page into your company’s website, you can add a link on your website that redirects to the Personio career page. For example, you could add this link under ‘Career’ or ‘Openings’ so that applicants are redirected straight to the Personio career page and the positions you have posted there, and can then apply directly for a position.


Integrating via an Iframe

If you are already using your own career page, you could integrate the Personio career page into your company’s career page via an iframe. An iframe allows you to integrate a section of the Personio career page into your career page. Your own career page then serves as the framework in which the Personio career page appears. You can find further information on iframes here.


Integrating via an XML Interface

If you are using your own career page and just want to pull information about your positions from Personio without having to adapt the design of your career page, an XML interface gives you the option of doing so. Installing an XML interface means that all your Personio data will be automatically updated on your company’s career page. When applicants click on ‘apply’, they will be redirected straight to the application form from Personio and can apply directly for a position. You can find further information on XML interfaces here.


Integrating via API

If you would like to use both your company’s own career page and your own application form, you can do so via an API interface. Installing an API gives you the option of updating all the information on positions you have in Personio directly on your company’s own career page. Additionally, an API allows you to use your company’s own application form. The applicant data is then submitted directly to Personio via the API interface.

Please note that both the XML interface and the API interface are only available with the Professional plan and above.


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