How to Apply

BEFORE APPLYING: To be able to fill out and submit an application form, you will need your ERA User Account. Through your ERA User Account you will indeed be able to search for announcements, keep track of the status of your employment applications and file new application forms.

Before applying, make sure you review The Eight Qualities of Overseas Employees

Also make sure you have all your information ready with you. We shall be collecting both bio-graphical and demographic information, including: Name, Address, Telephone, Previous Education and Work Experiences. We shall also be requesting that candidates upload copies of documents relevant to each specific vacancy announcement (i.e. driving licenses, education degrees, etc.).

IMPORTANT NOTE: As part of the actual application form, all non-Muscat candidates will also be required to upload a copy of their authorization to work and/or reside in Muscat (i.e. copy of their residency permit or work permit).

Failure to submit the above indicated documents will result in the applicant being unable to successfully close and submit the application.

GETTING STARTED:

Click on this page: Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) and view all available positions. Identify the job you are interested in. Make sure you review all qualifications required.

The first time you access the ERA Login Page, you will be required to click on “Create an Account” and will thus have access to the “Account Creation” page. Fill out Personal and Contact Information including First Name, Last Name, US Citizen status, Address, City/Town, Country, State/Province/Territory, Zip/Postal/Pin Code, Phone numbers and Email address. Make sure you use the “Previous” and “Next” buttons located at the bottom of each page to navigate, as using the browser navigation buttons or refresh button may result in you losing important information. Fill in the blanks as required (mandatory fields are marked with a red *), and make sure you note down your password and the answers to your three Secret Questions.

Once your account is officially create, a confirmation via an automatically generated email will be sent.  You will be assigned an ID, associated with your Email address. Please save this information for future reference so that you will always be able to get back into the system. The ID/email address and your password will indeed allow you to log into the ERA system from that moment on.

Clicking “Done” will lead you back to the ERA Login Page, where you will now be able to use your newly created credentials. You will thus be guided through your application form as a set of 4 main steps.

The first step will be for you to answer 4 Eligibility Questions. By clicking on “Next” at the bottom of the page, you will then be prompted to add information pertaining to “Education”, “Work Experience” and “Languages”. This information will be the skeleton of your application and will be saved in connection with your profile for future use. This means that when you apply to future vacancies, your application form will feature the responses and information initially inputted, so that you will be able to either re-use them or edit them as needed. All questions marked with a red * are mandatory and require a response. If you are required to provide a typed response to a mandatory question that is not applicable to your situation, enter “Not applicable”. However, we strongly recommend that you provide as much information as possible in response to all questions (not only the mandatory ones) in order for the Office of Human Resources to be able to confirm and verify your qualifications.

Additionally, please make sure that -unless otherwise indicated- under Languages you address your language skills in English and in the host country language (Muscat), if required, in whatever order is applicable to you.

Proceeding with your application, you will access a series of job-related questions, defined as “Vacancy Questions“. These will vary each time you apply to a different position.  Focus on your current and past work experiences to draw on the skills that make you qualified for the job, bearing in mind that all the information you provide may be verified at any point and that any exaggeration of your work experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you or for terminating your employment after you begin work.

Finally, you will be required to attach the documents reported as mandatory on the vacancy announcement. Please note that this step is crucial as it allows candidates to prove they possess all the requirements as advertised.

Important: the application form may not/not be replaced by a CV/resume. A resume may be uploaded to complement the information provided at the time of application, but only the information featured on the form will be considered as the official basis of any pre-screening/assessment.

Note: you will be able to log-out and re-enter your application form as many times as you need; just remember to click on “Next” at the bottom of the page before logging-out (as if you wished to move from page to page), otherwise the inputted information will not be saved. To re-enter your application, go directly to the ERA Login Page ERA Login Page, sign in with your credentials and identify on your dashboard the application form you wish to re-enter.

GETTING FINISHED: You will be able to review all of your answers before officially submitting your profile for consideration. Once you have submitted your application form, a confirmation window will automatically appear. You will also be able to download a copy for your records.

NOTE: You will be able to modify the application form at any time before the vacancy announcement closes, even if you have already submitted it. Simply login into ERA again, access your dashboard, select the vacancy announcement and update/edit your application.

ATTENTION: The on-line Application Form will always be in English, even if some related instructions will also be available in Arabic. Unless otherwise specified, the application form should be filled out in English. A detailed “User Guide” is available on ERA Applicant User Guide (PDF 1,602 KB) and PowerPoint with Narration (DOC 12,401 KB)

Due to large volume of applications received, we are sorry that we are unable to contact all the applicants who apply for our positions.  If you do not hear from us within 60 days following the closing date of a vacancy announcement, please assume that your application was not advanced to the next level of the hiring process.