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How do I use the Job Cart feature?


From the search results page you can check the box next to a job and save it to your Saved Folder.

Applying for a job How do I use the Job Cart feature? From the search results page you can check the box next to a job and save it to your Saved Folder.



You will then see this screen:


You can then Apply to the jobs for companies that use this site's application tools or continue to search using the Back to Job Search button.

If you select Apply from this screen, you will then be taken to your job cart:



Then click the Finish button. If the employer has stipulated that Job Seekers answer any questions before applying you would be presented with these questions at this time.


You then answer the questions.

After you click on the Continue button you will see this screen:



You have successfully applied to these jobs.

Why can't I use my BostonWorks login to apply to this job? There are two 'types' of apply processes. Some of the employers have chosen to use BostonWorks's application process and some employers have chosen to use their own application process.

In the case where an employer is using BostonWorks's application process, you will find a button at the top and bottom of the job that looks like this :

When you click on this apply online button, you will be taken to an 'apply screen'. If you have previously created a stored resume on BostonWorks, you may enter your login information at the top of this screen and it will send your resume to the employer. If you have NOT created a stored resume, enter the required information into the provided fields and click 'Submit Resume'.

Also if the employer has requested that job seekers answer specific questions, you will be presented with those questions at this time. You might answer the questions in order to complete the apply process.

In the case where an employer has chosen to use their own application process, the link or button will appear in their ad. There is no standard placement or appearance for that link as the 'look' of the ad is left to the individual employer's discretion. You will not be able to use your BostonWorks login information for these apply processes.

What happens when I apply to a job?

When you apply to a job through the BostonWorks Apply Button, the items you submitted (resume, cover letter, answers to any questions the employer has specified) are sent to the employer. Once you see the "Application successful", you know that your information was sent. Some employers choose to email every applicant to let them know that their application has been received, others only contact applicants they wish to interview. It is up to the individual employer.


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