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Dear sir/madam,


I am currently employed within the aviation field.

I applied for a job to an airline several months ago and i was called for an interview.
After the interview, which was on the 29th of August 2014, i received an email saying that they  were very pleased of what they saw and that they would like to put me on the shortlist of people that will make an official offer in due time.

Anyway while i am still waiting for the offer to come (more than three months now), another job opening got my attention and i really want to apply for.
The problem is that is within the same airline that i am waiting for the offer. Different position though but the same company.

So my question is "Is it wrong to apply for a position while waiting for an offer to come from another one within the same company?"


Regards

Answer
No it is not wrong to apply to another position at the same airline.  Shortlist is a list of candidates which have been approved by HR for hiring. We go through the shortlist to find the one candidate we want to hire. Being on this list does not mean you will be offered a position.

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Shirley McAllister, CPP, PHR

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I can answer questions pertaining to Compensation, Health Benefits, Retirement Plans, Payroll,Payroll taxes, Employee selection, Employee Termination, Training, and Employee Incentives. I have offices in U.S., Canada, UK, South Africa,Australia and NZ. I am most confident in the U.S. and Canadian but have knowledge of the internationals. I do not have extensive knowledge of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. I do have some Human Resource Knowledge in those areas. Please do not ask me homework questions, I do not have time to answer them.

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I currently hold both the U.S. and Canadian Payroll Certifications. I currently hold the SHRM PHR certification. I have worked in the Human Resources area with high emphasis on compensation and benefits for 25 years at the same company. My company is an international company and I work with our International offices whenever there is a Human Resource area needing addressed. I volunteer on the American Payroll Association hotline and have for the last 10 years or so. I answer many questions each week for other payroll and HR professionals, mostly on taxes, benefits and compensation issues. I have been the trustee for our 401K plan for Retirement benefits and our 125 Cafeteria Plan for Health Insurance benefits.

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SHRM, National APA, National DOLEA, State National Mentoring Network I.O.M.A. Advisory Board

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I.O.M.A. BNA

Education/Credentials
Boise State University Human Resource Certificate Program PHR through SHRM CPP through American Payroll Association Payroll Administrator and Payroll Supervisor certification through Canadian Payroll Association Published writer of Payroll and Benefit articles in a payroll Publication 25 years experience in an International Company

Awards and Honors
Citation of Merit 8 years in a row for hotline service for A.P.A. Honor Award for child mentoring service through RSVP and National Mentoring A "Pat on the Back" award for outstanding leadership as a Youth Group Leader by "The Salvation Army." Runner up for Employee of the Year at my Company twice and Employee of the month 4 times.

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I used to answer questions on Ask.com when they had a similar quesition and answer section. I volunteer for APA hotline I also belong to several HR forums when I often answer questions

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