Hiring frequently asked questions

How do I search for current openings?

Use our job-search tool to find opportunities by keyword, location and area of interest. You can also sign up for job alerts so you will be contacted about new openings that fit your interests.

How long will my profile remain active in your database?

Profiles remain in our system for at least one year. We encourage you to update your profile on a regular basis. 

Is there a limit on the number of applications I can submit?

No. You may submit your profile for any positions you feel are appropriate for your skills and experience.

Can I change my password?

You can change your password by logging in to your profile. Once logged in, you will see “Change Password” on the left side of the page. Click on the link and follow the instructions. 

What if I forget my password?

If you have forgotten your password, click on the “Forgot Password” link and answer the challenge questions you created when you first logged in. You will then be able to reset your password.

If I change my email address, should I create a new profile?

No. Please log in to your existing profile and update the email address field there. Changing your email there will not change your user login, so be sure to continue using the original email address as your username. Do not create multiple profiles, as this will delay the hiring process.

How do I know if my application was received?

You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive one, check that you supplied the correct email address and that it wasn’t sent to your junk or spam folder.

What happens to my profile after I’ve applied?

If you applied for a specific job, your profile will be reviewed by a recruiter. A recruiter will contact you if your skills and experience match a position you've applied for. Or, if the recruiter thinks you may be a match for another position, they will reach out to you directly about that position. 

How do I know the status of my application?

Applications are generally reviewed in the order they are submitted. A recruiter will contact you if your skills and experience match a position you’ve applied for.

How can I contact the hiring manager or recruiter?

Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we can’t provide the name, telephone number, or email address of recruiters or hiring managers. Recruiters will review each profile and will respond only to candidates who best meet the qualifications of our openings. To ensure you do not miss opportunities, keep your candidate profile updated.

When can I expect to hear from Symetra after applying for a position?

Screening for most positions is completed within 3 to 4 weeks after the position is posted, though some positions take longer. If you are selected to be screened, you will be contacted by a recruiter. All interviewed candidates will be notified of the outcome within 1 to 2 weeks of their interview. Candidates who are not selected for a screening or interview will not be contacted, but may be contacted for other current or future openings.

How should I prepare for an interview?

Be prepared to provide specific examples of your behavior in particular situations and how the behavior helped you develop in previous roles. We’ll also ask for examples of how you demonstrated the specific competencies of the role you are interviewing for. You can also view our Core Values to help you consider how you will fit into our corporate culture.

I don’t see a position that is a fit for my skills and experience. How do I stay in touch with Symetra for future opportunities?

Create a profile on the career site, then create a job alert to receive an email when a position opens that fits your interests. You can also stay in touch with Symetra by following us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Do you have any internship opportunities?

Yes, we have summer internships in many areas of the company and some limited opportunities for local students during the school year. To see open internship opportunities, search for jobs using the term “internship.”

Do you work with candidates who will need work sponsorship?

We require all employees to be authorized to work in the United States.

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