FAQs: Applying through CareerBeacon
Information on our online job application system
Please review the following questions and answers regarding CBX, our online job application system hosted through CareerBeacon. If you have additional questions that are not included here, please email us.
Viewing Available Jobs
Do I have to apply for a position online?
Yes. All applicants must complete a series of questions as part of the application process. As well, Dalhousie University wants to ensure that each application is properly transmitted to the hiring department for review and assessment. Contact us for system support and accommodation.
Can I continue to access Dalhousie’s job postings from the current location?
Yes. Visit our Careers section and click Current Job Opportunities on the right side of the page. You can also click Employment with Dalhousie on the bottom right of the Dalhousie homepage to get to the Careers section. Please update your bookmarks as required.
Are all postings required to be posted externally to CareerBeacon?
No. Postings may still be restricted to Dalhousie’s employer vacancy page.
Why the change?
The technology the previous system was built with is no longer supported. The needs of the users have also changed over time and new products have become available.
Why is there no closing time on the postings?
Due to system changes and user needs, applications can now be submitted up until midnight (Atlantic Standard Time) on the posting closing date.
Is there anything else changing?
All hiring and selection processes and practices remain unchanged and in accordance with appropriate collective agreement(s), handbook(s), and other policies.
Will postings still be distributed via Notice Digest and to departments via email?
Yes, this process will continue.
Applying for Jobs through MyBeacon
How do I apply for a job?
You will need to create a free MyBeacon account, if you have not already done so. Once your account is created, you can click Apply Online Now directly on a job posting to begin the application process.
What file types of documents can I submit?
The types of files that Dalhousie accepts are (up to 500KB):
- Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) (strongly preferred)
- Rich Text Format (.rtf)
- Plain text (.txt)
Please note that .pdf files are not accepted at this time.
Does CareerBeacon scan documents for viruses?
Yes, this feature is built into the system.
As a hiring manager, how do I get my username and password?
Your username is your Dalhousie email address and this will not change as long as Dalhousie uses this system. Please use that address to create a free MyBeacon account and password. For system support, please contact CareerBeacon directly (contact information appears on the right side of this page).
Can I still post a Grant-Paid (Associated Employee) job?
Yes. Please insert contact details where you would like applications sent as candidates will not apply through CareerBeacon. A list of procedures for hiring managers is available here.
Who can I contact when I am having a problem?
For technical or systems support (e.g. passwords, usernames) with the job application system, please contact CareerBeacon directly (contact information appears on the right side of this page).
Contact us if you require employment support or accommodation. If our office contacts you for an interview and you are a person with a disability who requires technical aids or alternative arrangements, please let us know of these special needs and any ways in which we can be of assistance.