Two jobs with one application?
September 16, 2012 4:35 PM   Subscribe

Job number citing for two almost identical jobs?

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.
posted by Hakaisha to Work & Money (1 answer total)
 
There's a chance that both postings are actually for the same job, and the different job numbers are for them to track which website their candidates are coming from.
posted by ceribus peribus at 6:35 PM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


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