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Candidate FAQs

 

 

1. Why does Exelis use an all online application system?
Exelis uses an on-line applicant tracking system to better manage the candidate and hiring process. We receive a large volume of submissions each year and want to give each candidate the attention and consideration that they deserve. By applying on-line, your resume is immediately entered into our database making it searchable by all of our recruiters. If you highlight a position(s) of interest, your application is sent directly to the appropriate recruiter for review. This on-line database allows you to set up your own personal profile that you can visit as often as you like to update information or apply to additional jobs without having to complete a new profile each time

2. How do I contact technical support?
If you are experiencing difficulties, please e-mail the Recruiting System Admin

3. What employment opportunities are currently available at Exelis?
To view our current employment opportunities, search our job postings. You can use the search fields provided or click on the View All button to review listings of all jobs.

4. How do I submit a resume?
Each job posting you view will have a button at the bottom that allows you to apply using our online response form. Fill in the required information, click submit and your resume will become part of our searchable database. submitting your resume more than once for the same position will NOT increase your chances of being contacted. We will contact you if your skills and qualifications match a position we are trying to fill.

5. Why do I have to submit my resume electronically?
We receive thousands of resumes at Exelis each year. Resumes received via our online response form reach the database almost instantaneously, while paper submittals take much longer to process. You could miss the window of opportunity for a position because of the processing delay.

6. What should I do if I don't have an e-mail address?
You can create an e-mail address free of charge at Hotmail.com.

7. Can I apply to more than one position at a time?
Yes, our site has a "Job Cart" feature that allows you to apply to more than one job at one time. Simply click "Add to Job Cart" whenever you see a job you are interested in. When you are ready to apply, login to the system and follow the application process.

8. What if a position I am interested in is not found on the careers page? Can I submit a resume anyway?
The most successful strategy for getting your resume reviewed is to apply directly for each position that you are interested in.
 
9. What is a "source" and why am I required to select one?
The source lets us know where you saw the position advertised or how you heard about the position. There is a source drop down menu that you are required to choose from when you submit a resume via our online response form. Please use the drop-down menu to choose from a list of sources.
 
10. I'd like to be able to include a cover letter with my resume, addressed to the appropriate individual. How can I find out the name of the appropriate individual?
All resumes are received in a central database. It is not necessary to address a cover letter to a specific individual. If you would like to include a cover letter, you can paste it in the resume text field after the text of your resume or in the cover letter box provided.

11. Why am I prompted to fill out additional information when I apply for some employment opportunities but not for others?
If we have additional requirements for a specific position or need additional information from you, we will include these screening questions at the end of the "Submit Resume" page. These questions help us to determine if you are a strong match for the position you are applying for. Regardless, your resume will still enter our searchable database of resumes and may be considered for another position we are recruiting for.

12. How do I know if you received my resume via the online response form?
You will receive a confirmation message on the site that confirms your resume has been successfully submitted. A follow up e-mail will also be sent to your e-mail address to confirm your resume was received.

13. Will I be notified if the job is filled or if I make it to the next step in the interview process?
If you received the confirmation message after submitting your resume, you can be sure we received your resume. If your skills and qualifications strongly match, a recruiter will contact you. Due to the high volume of submittals we will only contact those candidates whose skills and qualifications most closely suit our needs.

14. How long are the job postings generally on the Web site?
A position remains on our Web site until it is filled.

15. I have requested my password but never received an email to reset my password, what went wrong?
Ensure you check all email accounts, often time users have multiple emails addresses and check an incorrect email account. If that’s not the case, please check your junk email folder.