Two jobs with one application?
September 16, 2012 4:35 PM Subscribe
Job number citing for two almost identical jobs?
posted by Hakaisha to Work & Money (1 answer total)
I applied to an admin job (Posting #1) at a particular company Friday night. Glancing through the description again, I noticed there was a job number I forgot to cite. Oops. I did put "Application: [job title]" in the subject line of the email though.
I went to the company's website, where I found a second job posting (Posting #2). Posting #1 was not listed on the company website (I found it on a different website), but 1 & 2 are practically identical.
The titles are the same, the duties are the same, the respective job numbers are off slightly (e.g. 0102 vs 0105). Posting #1 prefers someone with a bit of knowledge in X (possibly they might want to develop the candidate towards cross training in X later?) and a little more education, but the specifically described job duties and other qualifications/skills are word for word the same as posting #2.
I'm almost glad I didn't specify the job # in my application, because I'm practically applying for both - if I can learn more about X per Job #1, great, but I'm fine with #2 too.
Should I email a followup saying I was specifically applying for posting #1? (My education background is higher than what #2 asks, more in line with what #1 asks, but I do not have background in X per #1's preference.) FYI, this is not an "online application system" - both postings direct one to email the same generic HR email @ company.com.