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If I upload a new profile in Harvard Careers, will my previously saved information be removed?

Yes. Anytime that you click the upload profile button in Harvard Careers, you are indicating to the system that your currently saved profile is outdated. Therefore, the new profile (resume, i.e.) will overwrite any current information and fill those fields with information parsed from the profile you are uploading. If you are just looking to attach your resume to the application, do so on the next page where the system asks for attachments. If you overwrite your profile, you will need most likely need to edit the information to ensure it parsed correctly. No previous profiles can be retrieved.

Can I use the back button on my browser to go back in the application to a previous page?

No. Once an application has been started, you can only move forward in Harvard Careers. The back button will direct you out of the application (losing any progress) and back to the job description. In order to make edits, continue through the application until you hit the "Review" page. This page allows you to read over all sections of your application and go back to edit any (utilizing the pencil icon button) before submittal.

I was a previous Harvard employee, temp, or student worker. Can I access my internal Harvard Careers account?

Non-employees, contractors, or temps are unable to access the internal talent gateway. To apply for a job, please create an account on the external talent gateway available here: hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs. If you previously had access to the internal talent gateway and have pending applications, you will be contacted about the status of your candidacy. You must create an external account to apply for future positions. 

To whom should I address my cover letter?

The title of the hiring manager will occasionally be posted on a job description. Unfortunately, we cannot respond to inquiries with specific hiring manager contact information. 

What is the salary range for Fellowships?

The salary range is generally between $55,000 and $70,000 per year depending on experience and the nature of each Fellowship assignment.   Note that Fellowships are eligible for the Harvard University benefits package and this includes vacation time and available health, vision and dental insurance.

What is the start date for Fellowships?

Fellowships generally begin in the August to September time frame, depending on the needs of the sponsoring departments and the availalbility of the selected Fellow.

What is the application timeline for the Fellowship Program?

Following the application deadline, applicants for visiting fellowships will be notified if they have been selected as a semi-finalist in mid-April.   Phone interviews then occur in May and June and possible campus visits and interviews occur during June/early July.    A final announcement of selected visiting fellows occurs in July.

How many reference letters are required with my application?

Unless listed on the job description, reference letters are not required. You may submit this at the time of application to bolster your candidacy, if you wish. References are typically conducted at the conclusion of the recruitment process.