Careers Questions

Searching for jobs

Do you have tips for using the job search tool?

Create a narrow search or cast a wide net 

  • You can enter criteria in several fields to request a list of jobs that meet all of your requirements or only enter your top requirements and potentially increase your search results. Each term and filter you add will narrow down the list of results.

For best results

  • Be sure to enter information into the Keyword field or other search fields before clicking any of the filters on the left. If you apply filters before entering and submitting search field criteria, the filters will be removed and the displayed list of search results will not include the filters you previously applied.
  • We recommend using a targeted search: For example, if you want to work in Accounting, select “Accounting” within the Job Family filter category — or, to do a broader search, enter “account*” in the Keyword search field to capture “accountant” and “accounting” (see the “Search Tips” linked from the main Job Search page), then use filters to narrow by location if you have a geographic preference for where you work.


  • You may enter search field criteria without applying any filters, or apply one or more filters without entering any search field criteria.
  • Filters within a given category are not multi-select: they must be clicked individually.
  • Only the top 150 results (sorted by posted date) will be displayed if your search yields more results than that, and you will receive a message advising you to further narrow your search. (Note also that before applying any search criteria, you will see an initial set of 150 jobs, randomly selected, and sorted by posted date.)

Understand the search fields

  • Keywords. You can narrow your search by using keywords that match those in the job title, job description, or qualifications.
  • Job Opening ID. This is an identification number assigned to each job posting. If you sign up to receive email notifications of jobs matching criteria you specify, the emails will contain Job Opening IDs for those jobs.
  • Desired Pay (under More Options). Jobs are included in your search results if the amount you enter is within the job's pay range. Although jobs within the job’s pay range are shown as results, the pay range will not show in text on the main Job Search page or the Job Description page.
  • Telecommute Option (under More Options). Some jobs can be performed remotely or from any location. If you check the Telecommute Option checkbox, you will only see jobs for which this is an option. Definitions of this option will vary, and the absence of this designation may not rule out the possibility of working remotely. Any details regarding this option will be determined at the time of hire, and are subject to change.

Understand the filters

  • Filters show a snapshot of how many jobs are available in a given category; use filters to quickly narrow the field of jobs.
  • You may apply multiple filter categories to a search (e.g. State and Job Family), but within any filter category, you can only apply one option (e.g., only Indiana, only Accounting).
  • Location. There are three location filter categories: State, Region, and City. You do not have to select a state or region before selecting a city; however, due to the large number of cities in which Wells Fargo has job openings, we recommend that you filter by state first and then find your city of interest. You can select a filter from each location filter category individually, or combine two or more location filter categories.
    • Notes:
      • Whenever you click any of the Location filters, the filter values refresh automatically to show all of the state, region, and city values that are available on those job openings in your search results. For example, if you select North Carolina as the state, you will see all of the job openings where North Carolina is a location — and you will also see state, region, and city locations outside of North Carolina if there happen to be other matching locations on the list of job openings.
      • If the Location shown for a job listing is “Multiple,” hiring for that job is being conducted in more than one location. See the Job Description page for details about the specific locations available on the Job Opening.
  • Jobs Posted In. This filter lets you search jobs posted by year and month. Click the year first, then select a month (note: 01 = January, 02 = February, etc.).
  • Job Family. The select list displays Wells Fargo's job categories; if no Job Family filter is applied; all job families are searched by default.
  • Full/Part Time Status. This allows you to search job openings by different statuses: full-time, part-time, or flexible.


  • Numbers in parentheses next to filter categories — e.g., “California (43)” — indicate how many job openings from your search results are in each filter category.

I used a common job title in the keyword search but didn't find the jobs I expected. How can I find them?

Our job titles sometimes contain abbreviations or acronyms. You may want to search again using a Job Family filter instead, such as Customer Service, or keywords that are likely to be in the job description.

How do I save a job or a job search?

To save a job or a job search, you first will need to sign on to your profile or create a profile if you have not already done so.

Saving a Job

To save a job after you are signed on, conduct a search and click the star icon at the far right of the job listing; you can also click the job title link and then click the star icon in the upper right of the Job Description page. 

  • The job remains in the My Favorite Jobs section (found in the navigation links at the top of most pages) until you remove it — even if you apply for it, the posting for it expires, or it is filled. If a job in your My Favorite Jobs is later filled, its status will be displayed as Filled, and if you attempt to apply for it, a message will inform you that the position is no longer available.
  • To apply for a job in your My Favorite Jobs list, click the checkbox next to the job title and click Apply for Selected Job (or click the job title link and click Apply on the Job Description page). To delete jobs from your My Favorite Jobs list, click the checkbox next to the job title, click Remove Selected Jobs, then click OK.

Saving a job search (job agents)

Saving a search allows you to use your search criteria again without re-entering each search term. At the time you save a search, you can also set it up as a job agent, which will email job postings alerts to you based on your saved search criteria.

What a job agent does:

  • A job agent runs your search automatically every Monday through Friday evening for a 90-day period. If the search finds any new jobs that meet your criteria, you will receive an email and a message in the My Notifications page accessible through a link at the top of most pages. The next time the agent searches for you, it checks for new jobs added since your last email (you will not receive duplicate emails). The email lists up to 20 new job titles and will tell you if more jobs were found. To retrieve the job descriptions:
  • Click on the job title link in the job agent email you receive; you may also go to the Jobs tool and search for the job by entering its Job Opening ID (shown in the email); or
  • Run your saved search again to retrieve the links to all the matching jobs. The link to your saved search appears in the My Saved Searches page. 

To save a search or set up a job agent, start on the main Job Search page.

  • Enter your criteria (including filters), then:
    • Click Save Search/Job Agent; or
    • If you want to complete a search first before saving the criteria, click Search. Then click Save Search/Job Agent when you are ready to save the search.
    • On the Save Search page, name your search.
    • To use this search as a job agent, click the Job Agent: Notify me when new jobs meet my criteria checkbox if it is not already selected. Notifications default to the email on your profile, but you can change the email address where you would like to receive the alerts. (This will not affect your contact information.)
    • Click Save Search.
    • You will be taken to the My Saved Searches page, with your new search listed. Each saved search has an icon to edit the search, an icon to delete it, and a button to run the search.

Return to your saved searches anytime by clicking the My Saved Searches link at the top of most pages.

To stop receiving job agent notifications, go to the My Saved Searches page and click the pencil icon under Edit. On the edit search page, clear the checkbox Notify me when new jobs meet my criteria and click Save Search/Job Agent.

To delete a saved search, go to the My Saved Searches page and click the trash icon under Delete.

To change any part of what you saved, go to the My Saved Searches page and click the pencil icon under Edit. Enter the new criteria (including a new name for your saved search, if you wish) and click Save Search/Job Agent. A new saved search will be created, and your original saved search still will be available under My Saved Searches.

If I sign up for job agent email notifications, will I receive the same job more than once?

No. You will only receive new job postings with each notification.


How can I find out the status of my application?

The application status displayed on your My Activities page (after you are signed on) is the most current information available. Team members at the Human Resources Services Center do not have access to more information than is available on this page, and they do not have information about why an applicant has been declined for a position. We cannot tell you the name of the hiring manager or put you in touch with the recruiter for the job you applied for.

What is the difference between an application and a profile?

An application is a version of your profile that is linked to a job; it is stored as a separate version of your profile. Once you submit an application, you can't change it. A profile contains the same information, without any association to a job. You can edit this.

If I include my resume with my application and/or profile, do I need to enter my work history, education, and other information in the fields?

No, it’s not required, but entering your information directly into those fields is the best way to ensure that your information is searchable by recruiters (in addition to including your resume). It’s particularly important to enter your information directly for two fields: Work Experience and Licenses and Certifications. Recruiters are only able to find your work experience through search when you enter that information directly in the Work Experience field. For the rest of the qualifications fields, you can opt to attach a resume or enter information in the fields, or both.

Can I apply for more than one job using a single application?

No, you'll need to apply separately to each job.

How can I tell if my application was submitted successfully?

You will receive an email informing you that it was successfully received by Wells Fargo, and you can confirm this by signing on and going to the My Activities page, where the job you applied to will have the status “Submitted”. If you are qualified and selected to continue in the selection process, you will hear directly from the hiring team. Otherwise, once the job opening is closed, you will receive an email notification that the job has been filled.

I have a Draft application, but I don't want to apply for that job anymore. How do I delete the draft application?

From the My Activities page (accessible from the navigation links at the top of the page when you are signed in), click the Withdraw button next to the draft application, then click OK in the message that pops up. On the new screen, select the reason you are withdrawing your application, and click Submit. You can still apply for that position later as long as it remains posted.

When is the employment screening assessment required?

Wells Fargo requires employment screening assessments for a small number of job types, to determine whether candidates have the appropriate skills and aptitudes. (This is not the same as a criminal background check.) If you apply for a job that requires an assessment, you will be taken to the Employment Screening page of Jobs right after you submit your application.

Screening assessments are performed by other companies on behalf of Wells Fargo.

  • Submitting your application also triggers two emails, both sent to the address in your profile. One email confirms receipt of your application and includes a reminder to complete your screening. The other email contains your customized assessment link – use this link to initiate your screening.
  • If you apply for a Teller or Personal Banker 1 job that requires an assessment:
    • you will be taken to the Employment Screening page of the Find a Job site right after you submit your application
    • you may view your screening requirements and scores in the Find a Job tool on the Employment Screening page after you complete the assessment

I applied for a job and was directed to another site for employment screening and failed. Can I reapply for the job and take the test again?

  • Not right away (unless it's another test for a different type of job). You must wait six months before you can apply for similar jobs and repeat the assessment.
  • If you applied to a Teller or Personal Banker 1 job, you can check the date by clicking the View Screening in the navigation links at the top of the page when you are signed in to your profile.

During the application process, I received an onscreen notice and an email telling me that I was ineligible to apply for a job. Can I reapply to this job?

  • You are not able to reapply to this job unless there has been a change in your eligibility and the job is still open.
  • If the job is still open and your eligibility has changed, you can request to be reconsidered by completing and submitting the online form. Be sure to include the Job ID number and the reason you are asking for reconsideration.

After submitting my application, I received an email telling me that I was declined for a position. Can I reapply?

No, you cannot reapply for a position if you have been declined for it. Before submitting your application for a position, be sure that you have accurately answered all of the questions in the application process.


Why do I need to register?

You can search for jobs without signing on, but you must register and sign on to:

  • Apply for jobs
  • Create and update a profile
  • Save jobs to My Saved Jobs
  • Use the Save Search feature
  • Receive notifications

You may want to register and set up a profile even before starting your search so that you can make your information searchable by Wells Fargo recruiters.

Note: Our secure servers have a time limit. To avoid losing information, be sure to save your information as you work by clicking one of the two buttons below at least once every 20 minutes.

  • Save for Later. Saves entries on the current page but does not go to the next page.
  • Next. Saves entries on the current page and goes to the next page.

Clicking Exit clears your entries on the current page only (your entries on previous page were already saved). If you click Exit while applying, your entries on the current page will not be saved, but any previously saved pages in the application will be stored on the My Activities page and the application will display the Draft status.

If I submit my profile and a job matching my skills opens up later, can I expect to hear from Wells Fargo?

If your profile is searchable, a recruiter can discover your profile when searching the job seeker database for matches to the job qualifications. However, recruiters use a variety of methods to fill jobs. It's best to apply for the jobs that interest you, rather than relying on recruiters to contact you. (To confirm that your profile is searchable, go to the My Account Information page and check your Profile Status at the bottom.)

If my profile is searchable, does that mean if I have an employment screening score, it is visible to anyone who views my profile?

No, your test score is only visible in association with the job you applied for.


Am I required to disclose any information in the Self-Identification sections?

No, it is voluntary to share your disability status, veteran status, gender, and race/ethnicity when applying for a position. Wells Fargo is required to request this information of every job seeker as part of our regulatory obligations.

When job seekers share this information with us, it helps us assess how we are doing with our ongoing efforts at diversity and inclusion, which are core values at Wells Fargo.

In the Disability section, you may either select from one of the three options within the federally mandated form, or click Next to proceed. In the Veteran section, select an option or click Next if none of the categories apply to you. In the Gender/Race & Ethnicity section, select from the Gender menu, select the race/ethnicity that applies to you, and click Yes or No for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit questions.

Neither the hiring manager nor the recruiter for the position sees your individual responses and your responses do not affect your eligibility for the position. While you are not required to disclose that you are disabled as part of the Self-Identification request process, you will be asked to disclose information about your medical limitations if you are seeking an accommodation.

Why does Wells Fargo ask job seekers for the information in the Self-Identification sections, and why does Wells Fargo ask on multiple occasions?

As part of our regulatory obligations, Wells Fargo is required by law to ask every job seeker to disclose their disability status, veteran status, gender, and race/ethnicity.

In particular, the disability form in the Self-Identification section that requests job seekers to select one of three options comes directly from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Labor requires that all covered employers include this disability self-identification form during the pre- and post-offer stages of their application process, and for those who are hired, over the course of employment. As a result, if you apply and are hired by the company you will be asked on more than one occasion to provide this information. You are not required to share the information, but we hope you will choose to answer or validate the information, even if your answer has not changed.

Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. You also may change or deselect prior choices to this question at any time.  Information you submit will be treated as confidential. Disclosure and usage will be limited to: (i) supervisors and managers who need to know if you can benefit from work accommodation(s); (ii) first aid and safety personnel when necessary; (iii) government officials auditing compliance with applicable laws; (iv) disclosure where otherwise required by law; and (v) in support of Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity regulations and Wells Fargo Diversity programs.

Will recruiters or hiring managers be able to see my self-identification information if I choose to disclose it?

Recruiters and hiring managers do not see your name associated with any self-identification information you disclose. This information is used in the aggregate to help us assess the effectiveness of our diversity and inclusion efforts and our compliance with U.S. Department of Labor regulations.

If you need accessibility or accommodation assistance in the job application or interview process, please contact our Accommodations Management team by telephone at 1-877-255-1606 (voice) or 1-800-988-0161 (TTY), or by submitting an online request using the Accommodations Request Form (PDF)*. If you are assisting a person with a disability to apply for a job, please complete the Third-Party Accommodations Request Form (PDF)*.

Can I change my responses in the Self-Identification sections?

Yes, as long as you have not yet submitted your application. After you click Submit, you no longer will be able to change your responses in that application. If you are offered the position, Wells Fargo is required to provide you with an opportunity to confirm or update the responses you submitted at the time of your application to the position.

In addition, you may change your self-identification responses in your job seeker Profile at any time. These updated responses will appear the next time you apply for an open position with Wells Fargo, and you will have the chance to confirm or update them.

Accommodations assistance

I am a job seeker with a disability. How can I request assistance in applying for a job?

If you are a person with a disability who requires assistance in applying for a job, Wells Fargo provides accessibility assistance and accommodations to help you through this process.

To request assistance, please contact our Accommodations Management team by telephone at 1-877-255-1606 (voice) or 1-800-988-0161 (TTY), or by submitting an online request using the Accommodations Request Form (PDF)*.

If you are assisting a person with a disability to apply for a job, please complete the Third Party Accommodations Request Form (PDF)*.

So that we may appropriately assist you with your request, be sure to specify the assistance needed in order to access our Careers site and apply for open positions.

Note: Accessibility or accommodations assistance is reserved for job seekers with disabilities or persons assisting them. Requests that do not involve assisting an individual with a disability, such as solely to follow up on a job application or assistance with non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a response.

I am a job seeker with a disability and have been selected to move forward in the interview process. How can I request assistance in the interview process?

You can inform the Wells Fargo representative contacting you of your specific needs. Or if you prefer, you can contact the Accommodations Management team for assistance by telephone at 1-877-255-1606 (voice) or 1-800-988-0161 (TTY), or by submitting an online request using the Accommodations Request Form (PDF)*.

Examples of accommodations may include making interview locations accessible, arranging for American Sign Language interpreters, or facilitating alternate methods of communication.

Technical issues

The system timed out while I was applying. Did I lose all my work?

If you don't see the application listed on the My Activities page, you'll have to select the job again and click Apply. To avoid system timeouts, click any activity button (a spinning clock will display) at least once every 20 minutes.

How do I change my password or account information?

Sign on using your original username and password. Click My Account Information at the top of the page. From there you can click Change Password or scroll down to change your email address.

If you cannot remember your username or password, visit the Sign On page for instructions.

I am using Internet Explorer 10 or 11 and I cannot upload my resume. What should I do?

This is a known issue, and Microsoft has a patch available on their support page. As an alternative, copy and paste your resume text into the resume text box, rather than attaching a file.

I am using Internet Explorer 5 or 6 and I am having trouble navigating around the Careers site. What should I do?

Consider upgrading your browser to the most recent version of Internet Explorer. Older browser versions commonly are not able to navigate as smoothly around sites like Careers that are optimized for more recent browser versions.