Q: How do I apply for a job with SMEC?
A: The best way is to submit an online application in response to one of SMEC’s advertised positions. When you have completed the online application process, your CV is stored in SMEC’s CV database.
Q: Can I apply for a job in a country other than my own?
A: SMEC offers a broad range of career opportunities around the world. However, the Company may not sponsor a candidate who is ineligible to work in a specific country. If you believe you have the required skills and experience for a position, please feel free to make an application.
Q: Can I communicate directly with a SMEC hiring manager?
A: Due to the high level of interest in opportunities with SMEC, it is not possible for our hiring managers to liaise with every candidate. A hiring manager will contact you should your skill-set and experience match one of our opportunities.
Q: Can I post or fax my application to you?
A: Please do not post of fax applications to SMEC. Applications must be submitted online so that it can be electronically stored and tracked in SMEC’s CV database. This will allow hiring managers to review your skills and experience against the opportunities available.
Q: How often are new jobs posted on your website?
A: Jobs are regularly posted, often daily. It is recommended that you visit the SMEC Job Search site frequently to view new vacancies. You can also subscribe to ‘Job Alerts’ to receive email notifications of new jobs that match your preferences.
Q: What is the length of time a job remains posted?
A: Some job postings only give candidates a window of one to two weeks to apply. Others remain open until the position has been filled. It is recommended that you visit SMEC’s Job Search site frequently to view new vacancies and submit applications promptly if you find roles that match your skills and experience.
Q: I missed the closing date for a position. Can I still forward my CV for consideration?
A: You may submit your details into SMEC’s CV database at any time via SMEC’s Job Search site. After creating a user account, you can elect to receive ‘Job Alert’ email notifications for jobs that match your preferences.
Q: Can I apply for more than one job at a time?
A: Absolutely. You are welcome to apply for as many of the advertised jobs that you believe match your skill-set and career aspirations.
Q: Do I need to apply for future job opportunities if my CV is already stored in the database?
A: Yes. Although you may be considered for future job opportunities that match your skills and experience, an online application for each job vacancy will allow you to save the job to your profile and actively express your interest in the position to SMEC. Occasionally, a job application may request new information (that you did not provide previously) in order to determine your eligibility for the role.
Q: What does position type ‘National’ and ‘International’ mean?
A: A ‘National’ position type is a job opportunity that attracts the local terms and conditions of where the position is based. An ‘International’ position type is a job opportunity that attracts expatriate terms and conditions. Where a position type is ‘National/International’, the job opportunity is open to both local and expatriate applicants.
Q: Who can submit an application?
A: Anyone who is interested in joining SMEC is welcome to submit an application. SMEC is an equal opportunity employer. Job postings are not intended for recruitment agencies. SMEC will not accept responsibility for any fees related to unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies.
Q: What happens after I apply for a job?
A: After you submit an online application, you will receive a confirmation email. Hiring managers responsible for each job you apply for will review your skills and experience, and inform you if your application has progressed in the selection process. If you are not successful, your CV will be stored in SMEC’s CV database to be considered for future suitable vacancies as they arise.
Q: As an applicant, what can I expect from the selection process?
A: The process for applying for a role may include any of the following:
- an online application (including the submission of a CV and cover letter)
- telephone or videoconference interviews
- behavioural based interviews
- site visits
- background and reference checks
- medical checks
Q: What is a ‘Job Alert’?
A: A ‘Job Alert’ is an automatic job finder. A ‘Job Alert’ subscriber can expect to receive email notifications of new jobs that match their preferences as selected in their SMEC Careers user account.
Q: What if I have applied for a job and forgotten my username and password?
A: The first time you apply for a position using the SMEC Job Search site, you will be asked to create a user account, which includes entering a username (email address) and creating a password. When you return to the SMEC Job Search site, the system will remember your username and will prompt you to enter your password. If you forget your password, you will need to click on the ‘Forgotten your Password?’ link.
Q: If I do not want my CV stored in the CV database, how do I have it removed?
A: Please contact SMEC at firstname.lastname@example.org. Within your user account, you can also update your information, apply for jobs and activate or deactivate your ‘Job Alert’ subscription.
Q: I am encountering a problem accessing and using this site. What should I do?
A: First, determine whether you are able to access any other internet sites. If you are certain that the issue is specifically related to the SMEC Careers site, please email email@example.com.