I am in the process of looking for jobs in Montréal, and a few weeks ago (June 27th, actually) I submitted my c.v. through a human resources email address for a job as a Stability Analyst (in a pharmaceutical company). I just returned to this company’s website, and discovered that a few days later, a posting for Method Development Analyst had been put up. I am much more interested in the latter job than in the first, although the two have similar skill sets.
My email for the initial job did reference the Stability job title and code specifically. That was a very old posting, but their website does say that if an add is still up, that means the position is still open, but I think this is one of those permanent postings.
Is it bad form to submit a second application to this company for the new position? The email address would be the same, so it might be read by the same person, although the job itself is, I think, at a differnt facility. I assume I’d have to somehow re-write my entire cover letter, or can I use the exact same one, with modifications to those extra skills that are specific to the second position?
Or should I just assume that everything goes into a database, and there’s a good chance that HR or the hiring manager will come across my c.v. anyways? Should I call the company and request that they consider me for the new position?
Should I just leave things alone?