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How can I request employment verification for Harvard staff?

Requests for verification of title and dates of employment for Harvard staff are administered by The Work Number®  which is an automated service that protects your personal information during the verification process.

Need Proof of Employment

Give the person needing proof of your employment the Harvard University Employer Code, which is 14392.

The Work Number access options for verifiers: www.theworknumber.com or 1-800-367-5690

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Can I receive feedback on my application?

Unfortunately, at this time, we do not provide feedback on individual applications. Please note that you will be contacted regarding the status of your candidacy. 

I locked myself out of my Harvard Careers account. How do I unlock it?

You should use the "forget your username or password" option on the front page of Harvard Careers. We recommend candidates set their security questions carefully, utilizing question/answer combinations they can easily reference later. Note: please be sure to disable any autofill settings or password manager applications, especially if you recently changed your password.

If you are unable to unlock your account using your security questions, please email ithelp@harvard.edu

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I removed a job from my Dashboard. Is it possible to restore this?

Unfortunately, jobs removed from your Dashboard (including saved and submitted applications) cannot be restored.

Please be advised that there is no way to change a completed and submitted application. We encourage all candidates to review their materials carefully before submitting their resume and cover letter.

Please note that you cannot withdraw a previously submitted application in order to make edits or changes to your resume or cover letter.

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How many employment applications may I submit?

Harvard has a limit of 25 applications within a 30-day rolling period. If you try and apply to a 26th job within 30 days, you will receive an error message.

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

Is it possible to edit or add documents to a previously submitted application?

Unfortunately, there is no way to change a completed and submitted application. We encourage all candidates to review their materials carefully before submitting their resume and cover letter.

Please note that you cannot withdraw a previously submitted application in order to make edits or changes to your resume or cover letter.

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What does "Strong Internal Candidate" mean on a job posting?

At Harvard we value internal mobility. We list "Strong Internal Candidate" on a job when we have an internal candidate in consideration prior to the job being posted. We still encourage candidates to apply for a position with this listed.