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Our Hiring Process

While some specifics may vary by location, brand, or position, here is the general path you will follow when searching for a career at eBay Inc.

Start by looking for a position that matches your skills, qualifications, and interests.

Once something sparks your interest click “Apply to job” and follow the login and submission instructions. If you do not already have an account, you can create one as part of this process.

Submit your information for review.

If your skills and experience appear to match an open position, a recruiter may contact you to discuss your background and the position, and advise you about what to expect in the interview process.

Due to the high volume of résumés we receive, we cannot contact each person who submits their résumé for consideration. If you are not selected, your résumé will remain in our database.

Submitting an Application

  • I am applying for a job. Is there anything you recommend that I do before submitting my application?

    Yes, please be prepared to provide complete information during the application process. This helps our recruiters match your qualifications with future job opportunities.

  • How can I find out where my skills and experience might fit?

    Our Browse Jobs by Category section is a good place to start. It provides an overview of job functions and should help you find the right match.

  • Is there anything I should do before applying?

    Before starting our application process, make sure you have an electronic copy of your resume accessible. A PDF or Word document is fine. You will have the opportunity to upload it directly from your computer or upload it from certain third party providers (such as LinkedIn and Dropbox). If you like, you can also type or paste your resume into the appropriate section.

  • Are all eBay Inc. job opportunities including internships and graduate opportunities listed on careers.ebayinc.com?

    Yes. All jobs, including student, internships, and entry level positions, are listed on our careers website. New jobs are posted daily, so come back often.

  • Do I need to answer all the questions on the application?

    Some are required and some are optional, but it is a good idea to answer as many questions as you can. The more information you give us, the easier it is for our hiring team to learn about your unique qualifications.

  • I forgot my password and cannot access my eBay Inc. Careers account. How do I reset my password?

    If you need to change the email linked to your account, we can help you. Simply send an email to globaltalentacqusition@ebay.com. However, you can access the password recovery link on the login page when you’re applying to a specific job. On the login page select the "forgot password" link. Enter the email associated with your eBay Careers account and answer the security questions. Once you correctly answer the security questions, you will be able to reset your password. You can only reset your password once every 24 hours.

  • I want to apply for a job at eBay Inc., but I can not find any current openings that are a good match for my interest and experience. What should I do?

    If you’re excited about joining eBay Inc. we encourage you to sign up for our Candidate Connect network and stay connected with our Talent Community.

  • Can I email a copy of my resume or CV to apply?

    No, you must create a profile on our Careers site to apply for a role. This provides you with the opportunity to include all the required information in your application. Email, fax, or paper copies of your resume or CV will not be accepted as an application.

  • Can I apply for more than one job at the same time?

    Yes, but if you begin the hiring process for a role please inform the recruitment team that you have submitted more than one application.

  • Can I apply for a job that is available in another country?

    Yes, you can apply for a job that is available in another country but prior to employment you will be required to have legal work authorization and follow the local visa requirements. 

  • If I do not have a work authorization visa for the country I am applying to, does eBay Inc provide sponsorship for specific roles?

    Yes, in certain circumstances and for specific roles, eBay Inc. may – at their discretion and working within local immigration requirements – sponsor individuals to work in different countries.

After Submitting an Application

Once you have submitted your application, our talent acquisition team will review your application. If you are a good fit for the position you expressed interest in (or one of our other open positions), a recruiter will contact you to discuss your application and the role.

  • Do I need to do anything once I have submitted my resume?

    Be prepared to discuss your work history, qualifications, and compensation requirements after submitting your application. You should also learn as much as you can about eBay Inc. Current information can be found on this website.

  • What is the status of my application?

    There is no need to follow up after applying for a job online and submitting your profile. If your skills and experience appear to match an open position, we will contact you to discuss your qualifications.

  • If I need to update my profile information (such as email address) do I have to create a new account?

    If you need to change the email linked to your account, we can help you. Simply send an email to globaltalentacqusition@ebay.com. All your other profile information, like your address, work history, and education, can be changed in the flow while you’re applying for a job. Please do not create multiple login accounts—it could delay your application.

  • I cannot find the answer to my question. Who can I contact?

    Please email the Global Talent Acquisition team directly at globaltalentacqusition@ebay.com to ask your question.

Tips for Getting Hired

  • Find the right position

    Start by looking for a position that matches your skills, qualifications, and interests. Once something sparks your interest and experience, click “Apply to job” and follow the login and submission instructions. If you do not already have an account, you can create one as part of this process. Submit your information for review. 

  • Qualifications

    Be sure to read the full content of job postings carefully, particularly the minimum qualifications. If your experience qualifies you for the position it will improve your chances of consideration.

  • Visibility

    For maximum visibility, apply directly to open positions—even if it means applying to multiple jobs at the same time.

  • Manage Your Profile

    Keep your profile information current and up-to-date, including work history, job qualifications, phone number, email address, and mailing address. Also, keep track of your username and password in order to log back in to your account.

  • We will contact you

    If your skills and experience appear to match an open position, a recruiter may contact you to discuss your background and the position, and advise you about what to expect in the interview process. 

  • First Interview

    Your first interview will likely be a phone conversation with the hiring manager. If it seems that you are a good match for the position, then we will schedule an in-person interview.

  • Second Interview

    At the job interview, you will most likely meet with several interviewers, which may include your potential managers, co-workers, and mentors.

    Our interview process may vary depending on region and the opportunity you are applying for.

  • Tips for interviewing

    • Come well rested, dress comfortably, and be yourself.
    • Do your research. Brush up on our company, what we do and recent news. You can find out a lot on eBayinc.com.
    • Always come prepared and have genuine enthusiasm. We will ask specific questions depending on the position you are applying for, but all our questions are intended to help us see your capabilities.
    • Ask us questions, too. Thoughtful questions demonstrate your level of understanding, your interest and your passions. Plus, it helps make sure eBay Inc. is a good place for you.
    • Demonstrate your thinking process and expertise. For example, if you are a coder come prepared to write code and expect questions about specific to your process.
    • During the interview it is a good idea to inquire about next steps and if there is a timeframe for making a decision.

Questions about eBay and PayPal

Wondering why we are creating two stand-alone companies in 2015 – eBay and PayPal? Allow us to explain.

  • What is the news about eBay and PayPal?

    eBay Inc.’s board has approved a plan to separate the company’s commerce and payments businesses into two independent publicly traded companies, eBay and PayPal. The transaction will create two independent industry leaders in commerce and payments, each with significant scale and reach.

  • Why did the eBay Inc. board choose this path?

    Creating two standalone businesses best positions eBay and PayPal to capitalize on their respective growth opportunities and future trajectory, in a rapidly changing global commerce and payments landscape.

  • When is this happening?

    We expect the process to be completed in the second half of 2015, subject to market, regulatory and customary conditions.

  • Which brands will be under eBay?

    The new eBay will include our commerce businesses, including eBay Enterprise, StubHub and eBay Classifieds.

  • Which brands will be under PayPal?

    The new PayPal will include our payments businesses, including Braintree, Venmo and PayPal Credit (formerly Bill Me Later).

  • Will eBay and PayPal still work together after they are independent from each other?

    Synergies of eBay and PayPal’s existing relationships will be preserved through arms-length operating agreements. 

  • Are you hiring new employees?

    We are actively hiring for positions throughout our company. We continue to onboard new employees who are scheduled to start with us. We will communicate with these new team members directly and welcome them to the company.

  • I have not accepted an offer yet. Why should I still want to join eBay / PayPal?

    This is a really exciting time to be joining us. Creating two standalone businesses best positions eBay and PayPal to capitalize on their respective growth opportunities and future trajectory, in a rapidly changing global commerce and payments landscape. eBay and PayPal will carry forward our focus on innovation and strong commitment to our customers.

    Relationships between the two companies will be preserved through arms-length commercial agreements.

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