What's Next? US Careers   Pursuing a new career opportunity is exciting. But we know it can be stressful if you are left wondering what is going on. Here’s what to expect when you apply for a position with us.   Our initial responseWhen you apply through our online system, you will receive an automatic e-mail if everything went through properly. If you do not receive an e-mail, please try again.Although we would love to respond personally to everyone who applies, we literally receive hundreds of applications every day and cannot respond to all of them. The automated e-mail is your assurance that your resume made it to us.Review of resumesOur recruiters review resumes looking for skills, knowledge and experience that match the position requirements. We use search technology to automate that process. If your resume is in our database and you have the skills we are looking for, your resume will show up in our search.If only a few respondents are qualified, all of those candidates will probably receive phone calls. Often, we identify so many qualified people that we must limit the number of resumes we review. Those resumes are selected using standard data management techniques.Verification of your applicationAfter pre-screening resumes, the recruiter selects those that seem best qualified and makes phone calls to verify information and learn more. If you receive a pre-screening call, it is important that we speak to you at a time when you are not rushed or distracted.After the phone calls, the recruiter passes the resumes to the hiring manager and they make decisions together about who to bring in for a face-to-face interview.Offer of employmentInterviews can happen quickly or over a period of several weeks. Sometimes, vacation schedule or business travel can draw the process out. We are aware that this may be disconcerting and will make every effort to keep you informed throughout the process.Once a decision has been made, the selected candidate will receive and offer letter. Other candidates are not notified until the offer is accepted. In some cases, a candidate who isn’t selected for a particular job she applied for might be just the person we need for another position. For that reason, we encourage you to continue to check our website for new job postings.