Frequently Asked Questions

How to use the web-based recruitment software

  1. How do I apply to a specific posting?
  2. There are no current postings that match my career interests. How do I leave a general profile?
  3. How can I update my profile information or apply to a new posting?
  4. I have forgotten my user name and/or password. How can I log in to the system?
  5. I have submitted my application. What happens next?
  6. I have found that your online application system stalls when trying to save certain pages of information.
  7. How should my Internet Explorer browser be set up to use this software?
  8. I am attempting to choose multiple answers for the pre-screening questions. When I hold the "Ctrl" key down to make multiple selections, it only lets me choose one answer.
  9. The system will not move to the next page when I click "Save Data and Continue". Why?
  10. Your online application system requires my resume to be in an accepted format. What formats are accepted?
  11. When I try to attach a resume and cover letter, I receive a message that says I have exceeded the file size limit. What should I do?
  12. How are Husky employment categories defined?
  13. How do I create/edit/remove an Education entry?
  14. How do I create/edit/remove a Work Experience entry?

If your question is not listed above and you require technical support, contact HR.Recruitment@huskyenergy.com. Please note that resumes are not accepted at this email address. Applications are only accepted through our online recruitment system.

1. How do I apply to a specific posting?

  1. From the Husky Energy home page, click on the 'Career Opportunities' link.
  2. After viewing the available positions, select the position you would like to apply for and then click the 'Apply Now' button located at the bottom of the job description in red.
  3. You must agree to the Privacy Statement before proceeding to the login page.
  4. You will need to log in as a returning user under 'Candidate Login' or register as a new user.
  5. To register as a new user, click the 'New User' button, create a unique user name and password, and provide your preferred email address.
  6. To apply to a posted job you will be asked to provide your personal contact information (name, address, phone number, etc.) and answer some questions relating to the posting and your career interests. You can also attach your resume and cover letter to your application.
  7. Once your profile has been entered into our system, your user name and password will allow you to access your profile in the database at any time. When you apply to subsequent positions, any information previously supplied to Husky through the recruitment system will be automatically completed.

2. There are no current postings that match my career interests. How do I leave a general profile?

  1. From the Husky Energy home page, click on the 'Career Opportunities' link.
  2. Click on the "Create New Profile or Returning Registered User" located above the Job Search categories.
  3. You will need to log in as a returning user under 'Candidate Login' or register as a new user. To register as a new user, click the 'New User' button, create a unique user name and password, and provide your preferred email address.
  4. You will be asked to provide your personal contact information (name, address, phone number, etc.) and answer some employment-related questions about your career interests. You can also attach your resume and cover letter to your candidate profile.
  5. You will be asked if you wish to be notified by email of future job opportunities that match your profile.
  6. Once your profile has been entered, your user name and password will allow you to access/edit your candidate profile at any time.

3. How can I update my profile information or apply to a new posting?

  1. To update your profile or to apply to a new posting, click on the "Create New Profile or Returning Registered User" located above the Job Search categories.
  2. If you would like to apply to a new posting, click on "Apply Now" located at the bottom of the job description. You will be prompted to log into your account or create a new profile. (You must agree to the Privacy Statement before proceeding to the login page).

4. I have forgotten my user name and/or password. How can I log in to the system?

  1. From the Husky Energy home page, click on the 'Career Opportunities' link.
  2. To obtain your user name/password, click the "Create New Profile or Returning Registered User" located above the Job Search categories.
  3. You must agree to the Privacy Statement before proceeding to the login page.
  4. If you have forgotten your user name, click on 'Forgot your user name?' Enter your personal information as requested and then click the 'Validate' button. You will then receive instructions via the email address we have on file on how to retrieve your user name and change your password.
  5. If you have forgotten your password, click on 'Forgot your password?' Enter your user name and email address, then click the 'OK' button. You will then receive instructions via the email we have on file on how to change your password.

5. I have submitted my application. What happens next?

You will receive an automated email notice confirming receipt of your application. Your application will remain on file in Husky's database and will be considered for the specific position for which you have applied. You will be contacted if you are being considered further for the position.

If you have checked the box indicating that you would like to be notified of future opportunities that match your career interests, you will receive notifications about new postings via email.

6. I have found that your online application system stalls when trying to save certain pages of information.

This issue relates to the connection between your computer and the database server. At certain times of the day and/or days of the week, the Internet does become busier and slower due to increased traffic.

Your Internet connection may also cause things to slow down. For example, a phone line will be slower than a cable modem or high-speed connection.

If you find your computer is running too slowly, you may want to log out and come back at a later time. If you exit before completing the process, the information provided up to that point will be saved. You can return at any time to complete it. When applying to a specific position, please be sure to complete your application prior to the closing date. Once the closing date has passed, the posting will no longer be available.

The minimum requirements for use of this recruitment software are Internet Explorer 6.0 and above, or Firefox 2.0.

Other Brower Security Considerations:

If you find you cannot complete your application, try the following changes to your browser security settings:

  • Turn off pop-up blockers for the huskyenergy.com and taleo.net web sites on your browser and any third-party software toolbars such as Google, Yahoo, and Alexa.
  • Set your privacy setting for Cookies to Medium, and ensure the "Override automatic cookie handling" is turned off.

If these changes do not work, please see the response to Question 7.

7. How should my Internet Explorer browser be set up to use this software?

The following settings will optimize system use and performance when using Internet Explorer:

  • Use version 6.0 or higher of Internet Explorer. To determine the version of Internet Explorer on your computer, from the menu bar, select "Help" / "About Internet Explorer."
  • Make changes to your browser's Internet Options. From the "Tools" menu, select "Internet Options."
  • Click the "Privacy" tab, click "Advanced". Ensure that "Override automatic cookie handling" is not selected and then click "OK."
  • On the "Security" tab, click the "Default Level" button and then click "OK."
  • Click the "General" tab. Click the "Settings" button in the “Temporary Internet Files” section of the window. For the "Check for newer versions of stored pages" setting, select the "Every visit to the page" option and then click "OK."
  • While remaining in the "Temporary Internet Files" section, click the "Delete Files" button. If you see a "Delete Files" pop-up box (depends on which version of Internet Explorer you have), select "Delete all offline content" and then click "OK."
  • On the Privacy tab, click the "Sites..." button. In the "Per Site Privacy Actions" window, add "taleo.net" (without quotes) in the "Address of Web site" field. Click "Allow" then click "OK."
  • You must close all of your open Internet sessions and re-open Internet Explorer for the new settings to take effect.

8. I am attempting to choose multiple answers for the pre-screening questions. When I hold the "Ctrl" key down to make multiple selections, it only lets me choose one answer.

When selecting multiple-choice answers, there is no need to hold the "Ctrl" key down. Just check off the answers that apply.

9. The system will not move to the next page when I click "Save Data and Continue." Why?

If the system is not allowing you to progress to the next page of the application or profile, there is likely a mandatory question on the page that requires a response before you can move on. A mandatory question is marked with an asterisk ("*"). Please ensure that you have answered all the questions on the page that are marked with an "*" before attempting to continue to the next page.

When mandatory text box answers are left blank this could cause you to remain on the page. Simply answer 'N/A' rather than leaving a blank.

10. Your online application system requires my resume to be in an accepted format. What formats are accepted?

Accepted formats include:

  • Word (.doc file extension created by Microsoft Word software) Husky is currently not able to accept Word 2007 (.docx) files.
  • Text (.txt file extension),
  • Rich Text Editor (.rtf file extension),
  • Hypertext Markup Language (.html or .htm file extension created by web page development software), or
  • Portable Document Format (.pdf file extension created by Adobe Acrobat software) files.

If you attach a file that is not in one of these formats, the file will not be readable in our database. You can view the file format in Windows Explorer (click on file name, click View/Details) or by right-clicking on the file and selecting Properties. If your file is not in an accepted format, save the document as a Text (.txt file extension) file.

11. When I try to attach a resume and cover letter file, I receive a message that says I have exceeded the file size limit. What should I do?

Our recruitment software system accepts up to four attachments of 625 kilobytes each. If your file exceeds the file size limit, you will need to edit it to reduce the file size to 625 kilobytes or less. Easy ways to reduce the file size are to remove graphics or pictures, or remove unnecessary formatting or spacing. You can view the size of your file(s) in Windows Explorer (click on file name, click View/Details if size isn’t listed) or by right-clicking on the file and selecting Properties.

12. How are Husky employment categories defined?

A regular employee is defined as a person who works at a Husky field, plant, or office site for an indeterminate period of time and is being paid through Husky's payroll system.

A temporary employee or student is defined as a person who works at a Husky field, plant, or office site for a defined period of time and is being paid through Husky's payroll system.

13. How do I create/edit/remove an Education entry?

  • If you only have one education entry, enter the relevant information in the Education Entry #1 field then click 'Save and Continue' to move to the next page.
  • If you have further education entries, click 'Add Education' to create another education entry, enter the relevant information, then click 'Save and Continue' to move to the next page.
  • To edit an entry, update the education details, then click 'Save and Continue' to move to the next page or 'Add Education' to create another education entry.
  • To delete an entry, click the 'Remove Education' link below the entry.
  • To easily reorder the education entries, use the 'Move Up' and 'Move Down' links.
  • When you have finished entering all education entries, click 'Save and Continue' at the bottom of the page. If you exit the application without saving, changes made in the Education section will be lost.
  • The Certifications section has similar functionality to the Education and Work Experience sections. You may enter and edit your certification data in the same way.

14. How do I create/edit/remove a Work Experience entry?

To create one or more entries in the Work Experience section:

  • If you only have one work experience entry, enter the relevant information in the Work Experience Entry #1 field, then click 'Save and Continue' to move to the next page.
  • If you have further work experience entries, click 'Add Work Experience' to create another work experience entry, enter the relevant information, then click 'Save and Continue' to move to the next page.
  • If you have further work experience entries, click 'Add Work Experience' to create another work experience entry, enter the relevant information, then click 'Save and Continue' to move to the next page.
  • To delete an entry, click the 'Remove Work Experience' link below the entry.
  • To identify an entry as your current job, select the "Current Job" check box.
  • To easily reorder the work experience entries, use the 'Move Up' and 'Move Down' links.
    Note: When you have finished entering all work experience entries, click 'Save and Continue' at the bottom of the page. If you exit the application without saving, changes made in the Work Experience section will be lost.