Ask Vicki: Can I apply for two positions at the same company?
Each week, Monster’s career expert Vicki Salemi—a former recruiter who utilizes 15-plus years of experience in recruiting and human resources to empower job seekers—answers user questions on Quora. We’ll be republishing the answers here. If you have a question for Vicki, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Can I apply for two positions at the same company?
A. Yes, definitely! Just be sure to revise your resume and cover letter so that you include the skills and keywords mentioned in the separate job ads. Don’t simply use the same resume you sent in for the previous job; it needs to be customized to each job you apply for, even if it’s at the same company. Aside from the fact that this is a best practice, different hiring managers may be reviewing applications for different positions. And don’t wait—pursue both jobs today! They may not be available tomorrow.