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What are basic qualifications and what role do they play in the hiring process at Harvard?

Basic qualifications are the minimum qualifications that a candidate must possess in order to be initially considered for the position. When applying to a position at Harvard, be sure to clearly describe, through your cover letter and resume, how you meet the basic qualifications for the specific position. Applicants who do not demonstrate that they meet the basic qualifications for a position cannot be considered for that role.

We encourage all applicants to carefully review each position and job description prior to submitting an application. 

How long does it take to process my resume?

When you apply online, your resume and cover letter are instantly available to Human Resources. On average, the hiring process – from resume review to interviews and reference checks to final offer – takes around four to eight weeks.

How are jobs graded at Harvard?

Service and trades jobs, largely unionized with hourly rates governed by contracts, can be found in grades 001-043.
 Administrative jobs can be found in grades 047 to 064. In the lower grades of this range, jobs tend to clerical and technical positions that are over-time eligible, hourly, and unionized. 
In the higher grades of this range (grades 056 and above), jobs are individual contributor, supervisory, managerial, or executive positions that are salaried (also called “exempt” from over-time). You can learn more about grades and salary ranges ...

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