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How We Recruit

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.

  • 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 resumes we receive, we cannot contact each person who submits their resume for consideration. If you are not selected, your resume 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 Find 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 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 Careers account. How do I reset my password?

    If you need to change the email linked to your account, we can help you. Simply Contact Us. 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, but I cannot 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 we encourage you to sign up for our Candidate Connect network. Providing your information to Candidate Connect allows our recruiters the chance to find you when new opportunities arise.

  • 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 allows you 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 interview 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 provide sponsorship for specific roles?

    Yes, in certain circumstances and for specific roles, eBay 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 to which you expressed interest (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. 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 Contact Us. 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 as it could delay your application.

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

    Please use Contact Us to ask your question.

Tips for Interviewing

  • We want to set you up for success. Review our tips for getting hired and come prepared.

    • 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 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 that are 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.

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 may 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.

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