How to Apply

The Application Process

Once you have identified a job that interests you, you can either apply right away or add it to your job cart. Note that while you can add many jobs to your job cart, they must still be applied to one at a time. Customized cover letters are strongly encouraged for all positions.

You must create an account (or log in to an existing one) in order to apply to a job. Having an account allows you to set up Job Search Agents to notify you when new jobs are posted that match your career interests, monitor the status of all applications you have submitted, and save resumes and cover letters for future use.

Resumes are required for all jobs. You can either upload a resume in .doc or .rtf format (sorry, no .pdfs), create a resume based on your current LinkedIn profile, or use the Resume Builder feature to create resume content from scratch. Please do NOT include personal information like social security number, date of birth, etc. The applicant review process, while confidential, does not have the extra security needed to fully protect this type of sensitive information.

Once your application is complete, you will receive an email confirmation and additional communications as your application status changes. Sometimes the hiring process moves quickly and sometimes it does not. Please be patient!

A Note for Internal Candidates

MIT supports all staff in their desire to grow and advance in their careers. If you are a current MIT employee, please apply for new job opportunities using the internal candidate portal. You will need to authenticate with an MIT certificate or your Kerberos credentials.

Need Help?

If you run into technical difficulties when applying for a job, please first visit our FAQs. If you find you need further assistance, contact us.