Searching & Applying for Jobs

  SEARCHING

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How do I search for jobs?

2 How do the Locations work in Job Searches?
3 What results will I get if I select a Functions and an Industry on your job search page?
4 Why do I get jobs with no salary information when I asked for jobs with a certain salary?
5 What do the fields on the Job mean?
I don't have work experience, are you going to post jobs for people like me?
7 Do the postings that appear from past dates are still current or is there a possibility that the position has been filled already?
 
APPLYING TO A JOB

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How do I apply for position xyz...?

9 I don't meet all of the requirements for the job, but I'd like to be considered. Should I apply?
10 Can you give me the recruiter's fax or telephone number?
11 Can you tell me more about this position?
12 I am very interested in some of the positions in the United States, but I am not a US Citizen. Can I submit my resume to those companies? Do the companies help the applicants, in my situation?
13 How can I delete my previous job applications?
14 How long do postings remain on the website, and how long is it possible to apply for the positions?
15 I'm a Trial Member - why can't I apply to more jobs?
 
RECRUITER/COMPANY RESPONSE

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What happens if a recruiter is interested in me?

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How do I know my Application was processed?

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Why did you send me a message saying my resume was deleted, saved or didn't meet the criteria, etc?

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I sent my resume to a recruiter, and they are asking for it again. Why?
20 I haven't received any response from a recruiter. Is there a way to get some feedback?


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SEARCHING
1-How do I search for jobs?
 
  • To be as flexible as possible, we allow searching with only one search parameter specified. However, we do limit search results to 200 jobs, which is a fraction of the jobs we have in our database.
  • If you get too many jobs in your search, try narrowing your search by including more search parameters such as a more specific location, a more specific function, or specifying a salary range.
  • If you get too few jobs in your search, broaden your search by using less specific locations, more job functions, or a broader salary range.

    To Search for a Job:
  1. Log-in first and make sure you have a resume in our database if you expect to apply for any positions.
  2. Click the "Job Search" button in your "My LatPro" page (your account's main page).
  3. Select the parameters you are interested in or type the job code in the "Search by 5-digit Job Code" field. Click the "Search" button. Remember, you do not have to make a selection with every search parameter.
  4. Click the "View" button besides the job you are interested in.

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2-How do the Locations work in Job Searches?
 

We have tried to make searching as flexible as possible, so you can find jobs in exactly the locations you want to work.

  • If you want a very broad search, you can search on just a Region (or even multiple regions). This may be appropriate for searches outside of Latin America and North America (i.e. Europe, Asia).
  • You can also search on a single country or multiple countries, without getting to the more specific Locale level.
  • You can also search on the Locale level, based on a single or multiple Locales within a country.
  • To select multiple Regions, Countries, or Locales, use the Ctrl key while selecting with your mouse.

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    3-What results will I get if I select a Function and an Industry on your job search page?
     

    The logic used is "or". For example, if you choose the Advertising function and the Aerospace industry your search will show all Advertising jobs and all jobs within the Aerospace industry. If you want to see just Advertising jobs, select only the Advertising function. If you want to see just Aerospace industry jobs choose only that industry.
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    4-Why do I get jobs with no salary information when I asked for jobs with a certain salary?
      Many of the jobs listed with Latpro don't specify a salary, typically because the salary is negotiable depending on the candidate's experience. Therefore, we don't automatically exclude those jobs from your search results. If you only want to see jobs that specify a salary range, then you should check on the box below the salary that says "Ignore jobs with no salary information".
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    5-What do the fields on the Job mean?
     
  • Hiring Entity: This is the employer who is offering the job. Frequently third party recruiters post jobs on behalf of another company, so the Hiring Entity is the actual company with a job opening. This field may be "unspecified "
  • Hiring Entity Type: The general industry of the Hiring Company.
  • Posted by: The name of the company that posted the job with Latpro. If this is different than the Hiring Entity, then the job was probably posted by a third party recruiter.
  • Compensation: The range of compensation offered for the job. Many jobs posted to Latpro do not have a specified Salary, which typically means that the compensation is negotiable depending on experience.
  • Languages: The language skills that candidates for this job are required to possess.
  • Minimum Education: The education level below which a recruiter will not consider an individual for this job.
  • Resumes Accepted in: The languages in which the recruiter will accept resumes in. Please note that Latpro will not accept resumes in languages other than those specified by the recruiter.
  • Location Info: The location where the job is based.
  • Candidate Location: Some recruiters only want to consider candidates who are local to the job location. If this is the case, the recruiter can specify it here.
  • Relocation: Shows whether the hiring company will provide assistance to candidates who need to relocate for the job.
  • Travel: Indicates how much travel will be required for the job.
  • Work Authorization: This indicates weather the company is willing to sponsor work visas, accept H1 visas, or is requesting only candidates with an existing work authorization for that job location.
  • Date Posted: The date the job was posted to Latpro.
  • Cover Letter: This indicates if a recruiter has requested to receive a cover letter, if you apply to the position you will be able to type or paste one in.
  • Job Code: This field contains both the code used by the recruiter to identify the job (if applicable), as well as the Job Latpro Identifier. Please use both of these codes when corresponding to Latpro personnel or recruiters about the job.
  • Position Type: Shows that the job is Permanent, Temporary, or a Contract position. Also shows if the job is Full-time or Part-time.
  • Position Functions: The main functions that this job requires. Note - if there are multiple functions listed, they are not in any particular order. Please refer to the job description for more details about the job.
  • Position Details: Any additional information about the job.
  • Description: Text provided by the recruiter describing the position.
  • Requirements: Text provided by the recruiter describing the type of candidate being sought.
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  • 6-I don't have work experience, are you going to post jobs for people like me?
      We have added a category for entry level positions - please search under that, or sign up for the entry level job e-mails.
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    7-Do the postings that appear from past dates are still current or is there a possibility that the position has been filled already?
      Responsible recruiters will close their job postings once they are filled. There may be a few days delay in this process - but if a job you're interested in is still listed - you should go ahead and apply. All jobs expire after 60 days, and are only refreshed with the permission of recruiters.
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    APPLYING TO A JOB
    8-How do I apply for position xyz...?
     

    To apply to jobs, you need to have a resume already saved in your LatPro account and be logged in to your account. There are two ways to respond to a job, from the site or from a joblist email:

    HOW TO APPLY FROM THE WEBSITE:

    1. Log-in first and make sure you have a resume in our database if you expect to apply for any positions.
    2. Click the "Job Search" button in your "My LatPro" page (your account's main page).
    3. Select the parameters you are interested in.Click the "Search" button. Remember, you do not have to make a selection with every search parameter.
    4. Click the "View" button besides the job you are interested in.
    5. Click the "Apply" button.
    6. Select one of the resumes you previously added to your account. Then type (or copy & paste) a cover letter if it is requested, then in the next section choose the statement that best reflects your fit for the job you are responding to. Click the "Send" button.

    HOW TO APPLY USING THE JOB CODE

    1. Log-in first and make sure you have a resume in our database if you expect to apply for any positions.
    2. Click the "Job Search" button in your "My LatPro" page (your account's main page).
    3. Type the job code in the "Search by 5-digit Job Code" field on the bottom of the form and click on the "Search" button.
    5. Click the "Apply" button.
    6. Select one of the resumes you previously added to your account. Then type (or copy & paste) a cover letter if it is requested, then in the next section choose the statement that best reflects your fit for the job you are responding to. Click the "Send" butto

    HOW TO APPLY FROM A JOBLIST E-MAIL:
    1. Click on the link within the e-mail (this will be a long address beginning with http://) If the job does not appear in your browser window after clicking the link, try copying and pasting the ENTIRE link from the email to your browser, then press Go or Enter on your browser.
    2. If you are not yet logged in to LatPro you will be asked to enter your email and password now. After doing so, you will see the job description. Follow the steps above starting with step 5.
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    9-I don't meet all of the requirements for the job, but I'd like to be considered. Should I apply?
      On our application form, you can state how closely you feel you meet the requirements of the job. It's important that you be honest about this - if you claim to meet all requirements when you clearly do not, the recruiter may reject your resume without giving you consideration. If a cover letter is requested, explain why you feel you should be considered even though you don't meet all of the requirements on paper.
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    10-Can you give me the recruiters fax or telephone number?
      Sorry, we can't do this. We make every effort to make sure your response information is presented in the best way possible. If a recruiter is interested in your resume they will provide contact information and an opportunity for you to discuss the position and your qualification in more detail.
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    11-Can you tell me more about this position?
      Sorry, all the information provided by the recruiter was published in the job listing. To find out more about a position, send your resume and if the recruiter contacts you, then you can ask for more information.
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    12-I am very interested in some of the positions in the United States, but I am not a US Citizen. Can I submit my resume to those companies? Do the Companies help the applicants, in my situation?
     

    Please see the Work Authorization field of each job posting where one of two options is specified:

  • Authorization is required.
  • No special requirements, will consider sponsorship.
  • You should not apply to those positions that say 'Authorization is required' if you do not have a valid US work visa.

    Most companies specify work authorization is required especially when the job is based in the USA. This is the easiest, fastest route for companies and understandable - that's business. We consider LatPro's mission to find as many companies willing to sponsor visas as possible! Most of the companies that sponsor visas, however, are the ones searching for technical staff such as programmers or engineers. If you do not have legal authorization to work in the country indicated in a listing, you should only respond if the listing says "No special requirements, will consider sponsorship".
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    13-How can I delete my previous job applications?
      Sorry, they cannot be deleted as they are necessary for our record-keeping.
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    14-How long do postings remain on the website, and how long is it possible to apply for the positions?
      Job listings are posted for six weeks, unless filled earlier  Frequently recruiters will refresh/renew a listing, if it hasn't been filled by its expiration date.
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    15-I'm aFree Membership - why can't I apply to more jobs?
     

    With a Free Membership we allow you use our services for free for up to one year, including subscribing to our job lists and posting your resume in our database, but we do limit the number of jobs to which you may apply. If you would like to apply to additional jobs once your free responses have been used, you are invited to purchase individual job responses or a membership.
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    RECRUITER/COMPANY RESPONSE

    16-What happens if a recruiter is interested in me?

     

    When you apply to a position your resume is sent to a recruiter's e-mail and to their LatPro "in-box".

    If they are interested in their resume they can decide to contact you via the information you have chosen to have visible. Even if you have chosen not to reveal any personal information (phone, name, e-mail) they can still contact you by sending an e-mail through LatPro's server to you (they never see your e-mail address). With the additional information they provide you can determine if you wish to provide your contact data. If you've elected to display your phone number or e-mail the recrutier may contact you directly this way.

    Once you've been put in contact LatPro does not act as an intermediary. We do not setup interviews or negotiate on either behalf. Please also be careful to investigate companies you will be interviewing with, we do personally screen every new recruiter - but there are some unscrupulous purveyors of "schemes" that present themselves fraudulently and abuse the system.

    Good luck, and we hope to hear your success stories! Send them to success@latpro.com.
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    17-How do I know if my application has been processed?
     

    You can always check what jobs you've applied to and confirm your application was processed by clicking on "My Applications" within your "My LatPro" home page. We no longer send confirmation e-mails for each application.
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    18-Why did you send me a message saying my resume was deleted, saved or didn't meet the criteria, etc?
      The message you have received from LatPro is based on the action the recruiter has taken after reviewing your resume. As a service to our members, LatPro notifies you about the action taken by the recruiter. We cannot provide you with more detail because we are not informed of the reasons why the recruiter made that decision.
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    19-I sent my resume to a recruiter, and they are asking for it again. Why?
      Our goal is to generate recruiter interest in you. When there is interest, it is common for recruiters to ask for a formal version of your resume. If this is the case, you may need to fax or e-mail a copy of your formal resume such as a Microsoft Word document to them so that they have either more detail and/or a more aesthetic layout. Typically this hard copy is then presented to the hiring manager.
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    20-I haven't received any response from a recruiter. Is there a way to get some feedback?
     

    We don’t have control over whether recruiters respond to you – they normally will only respond if they are interested in your resume. They don’t generally respond to say ‘no thank you’ due to the volume of resumes they receive.
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