(Closed) Is it ok to apply for different positions within the same company?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve applied to several positions in the same company before. If you are actually qualified for all of them (and would be ok working in any of the positions), I don’t see any harm. I bet most recruiters or hiring managers would see it as determination to get in to the company. If they ask you about it when they follow up with you, just tell them that you think you are a great fit for the company and talk about how your skills in x, y, and z would work well with each position.

Post # 4
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1441 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Paradise Gardens

@mnp:  I say YES! If you are qualified for multiple positions within the same company go for it! Especially if it is a company you really want to work for. Sometimes the hiring process is based on which team you will fit best in , so don’t sell yourself short by not applying (especially in a BIG company).

Post # 5
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

As long as the positions aren’t totally different in scope/skillset, I think it’s okay. You don’t want to apply to every position available and make it look like you just want any ol’ job you can get. But if they are two comparable positions, it is fine. 🙂

Post # 6
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1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yes, it’s fine to apply for both positions as long as you are qualified for both. You are correct in that you can’t assune tgat the recruiter will automatically consider you for the other role; if it’s a big company it’s likely that two different recruiters are assogbed to the different openings.

As a recruiter, I get really annoyed with people who apply for a many (4+) positions that they may or may not be qualified for – they automatically go to the “unconsidered” folder. 

Post # 7
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3417 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

Before I got into the company I’m with I applied for every position I was qualified for.  I had an initial interview with HR dept and then after I was cleared by them I was called in for interviews with each positions manager.  It was a long process before I finally got a temp job filling in for a nurse on maternity leave (I initially wanted a full time/permanent position but I couldn’t be picky).  Once I got my foot in the door I could relax a little knowing I would have a better chance getting another position.  I was a temp nurse for about 6 months (filled in for one nurse and when she came back I filled in for another nurse on maternity leave) until a position opened up that I then applied for and was hired. 

Keep applying and they will eventually see you are determined to get into the company.  There is nothing wrong with applying for different positions within the company, it tells them that you are open to any opportunity to work for them.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes, definitely apply directly to different jobs in the same company.  Most the time different departments will have a different hiring manager so just because you got though to one doesnt mean they’ll pass your resume on to other ones for consideration.

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