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Victoria

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Duplicate job requisition posting
« on: March 09, 2020, 10:07:09 am »
I applied for a state government job through the state government's recruiting software a little less than a month ago. Today I realized that they'd posted the same job under a different requisition number, but I have no "Candidate Notifications" in that section, and my status in the software is simply "Application Submitted."

When I called the number that applicants are supposed to call specifically for questions about said software, the person I spoke with couldn't answer any of my questions, like "Will my status ever change from 'Application Submitted' to 'Rejected' if I don't get the job?" and "Does it mean anything if the same job opening was posted again under a different requisition?" She gave me generic "Well, I think they're supposed to do X and Y" and offered to transfer my call directly to the agency that was hiring, which I declined.

The second requisition closes very soon. I know that there's a number of reasons a job could be double posted-two positions opened up, they don't think the candidate pool was strong enough, they didn't have enough applicants, etc. I am debating applying to the second job posting (with the same application as on the first) but am wondering if that's a good idea or not. I'm also open to the possibility of calling back and asking to be transferred to the agency, but I don't necessarily want to be That Candidate and bug them with a phone call.  I would try to get Alison's take on Ask a Manager (and have searched the archives without finding this exact scenario) but I know she has a backlog of questions.

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Re: Duplicate job requisition posting
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2020, 12:47:02 pm »
Try Alison! I sent her a question once and she replied to me fairly quickly. She answers many questions that don't make it to the blog.

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Re: Duplicate job requisition posting
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2020, 01:27:20 pm »
Try Alison! I sent her a question once and she replied to me fairly quickly. She answers many questions that don't make it to the blog.

I did pass it on to her, but I've sent her a few questions and she's never replied to me.

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Re: Duplicate job requisition posting
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2020, 01:33:29 pm »
You could always ask during the Friday work-related open thread, the commenters can sometimes be helpful
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Re: Duplicate job requisition posting
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2020, 01:39:06 pm »
I think with this being government she won't be able to help much. But there are a few gov'ment workers who post regularly and they prob would know. a friday open thread sounds best.

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Re: Duplicate job requisition posting
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2020, 02:39:56 pm »
The second req actually closes before I would have a chance to get any input in that thread, unfortunately.

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Re: Duplicate job requisition posting
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2020, 02:47:12 pm »
I vote to apply for the second posting. Review your application and submitted documents to see if there are places for you to enhance your submission for the job by matching the language of the posting or hitting more keywords for the industry.
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Re: Duplicate job requisition posting
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2020, 05:21:45 pm »
I used to work for the federal government and their job posting system is similar.  I think you should apply for the second position.
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Re: Duplicate job requisition posting
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2020, 07:39:02 am »
I work my days as a recruiter. Apply for the second one. People sometimes apply multiple times for the same exact job posting. It does not bother me, I just assume that they did not realize that it was the same one that we discussed the previous day. I only get annoyed if you were applying daily or something like that.
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Re: Duplicate job requisition posting
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2020, 08:53:55 am »
Thanks everyone. I applied for the second position and swapped out my resume for a different/cleaner version.
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