Recruiters and hiring managers are constantly reviewing resumes. If your background and experiences are a strong match for the position(s) to which you are applying, the hiring manager or human resources manager will contact you for a phone or in-person interview.
Please understand that the resume review process takes time due to the high volume of resumes that we receive. If your candidacy is declined because you do not meet the basic qualifications for the job, or your qualifications are not as strong as other candidates in the hiring pool, you will be informed via an...
Once you have applied for a specific position, Human Resources or the department administrator responsible for that job will review your credentials and forward them to the hiring manager, if appropriate.
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.
The Harvard Careers system allows you to create a profile that includes your address, email, phone number, and password. Please be aware when submitting contact information such as your current work phone number or email address that it may be used for automated email communications or for interview follow-up.
After completing the online application process, you will receive a confirmation email from the Harvard Careers system. Additionally, when you check your Job Submission Status on Harvard Careers, it will be marked “Application Received.”
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.
We post all available, non-faculty positions (including many in research and academic support) on Harvard Careers, our job search and application system. Using Harvard Careers, you can search for positions that match your qualifications and apply online. If you have questions about the application process, you may contact us at email@example.com.
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 ...