The Truth About Applying to Multiple Jobs at the Same Company

The good news is you just found two new jobs that sound like a great fit for you. The bad news? They’re both at the same company. Should you apply to each or just pick one? It can be a difficult question to answer; however, in most cases, it’s best to choose one. Here’s how to make the decision.

Think about what you want to do.

Just because you have the skills and abilities for a particular job, doesn’t mean you’d enjoy doing it. Instead, think about which of the two jobs interests you the most. Even if you’re less experienced in the specifics of the role if you’d be happier and more satisfied in one over the other, apply to that one only.

Determine the qualifications you have.

Take a look at each position and write down the qualifications required for each. Then, think about your background when it comes to each job and write down your matching skills and abilities. Use this information to decide which position makes the most sense to you.

Go with your gut.

If you’re still struggling to decide between the two, but have a feeling about one over the other, apply to that one. If you think it will be a better fit for you, there’s a reason. You should follow your intuition.

What if you still can’t decide?

In those cases where you truly can’t decide and want to apply to both, how do you go about it? First, customize your resume and cover letter for each opening. This means tailoring them to the specifics of each role and addressing in your cover letter the fact that you’re applying to multiple jobs. Explain why you’re well-qualified and interested in both, as well as the company.

Also, whether you apply to one or both positions, follow up afterward if you don’t hear back. You can call the hiring manager or send an email inquiring about next steps and reiterating your interest in the job and the company.

Throughout the process, continue your search efforts, looking for other opportunities with different companies. Even if you think you’re a shoo-in for one of the openings, you never know if there’s an internal candidate in the running. So if you don’t get a call for an interview after following up, you can simply move on.

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