Job Search FAQs

What are the key things I need to do to ensure that my resume will be reviewed for opportunities?

Before you click the final submit button, check each of the fields e.g. First Name, Last Name, Address etc. to ensure that the information contained in each field is correct

When applying ‘On Spec’ and asked ‘What country are you interested in working in?’, please select ‘Ireland – Cork Kinsale Manufacturing’ if interested in working at the Kinsale site. This is a multi-select field so you can choose multiple Eli Lilly facilities but if you are interested in a particular site and you don’t select that site when asked you may not be considered if future potentially suitable opportunities come up.
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Who has access to my online resume?

Your basic contact information (e.g., name, address, phone, e-mail) will be available to Lilly personnel involved in the recruiting process, so you may be contacted about the position for which you are submitting your resume. You are not able to specify who may retrieve or view your information.

Lilly will use personal information (e.g., name, contact information, work history, etc.) that you provide for recruitment and employment purposes only.

If necessary for employment purposes, your personal information may be transferred to other personnel within Lilly and organizations outside of Lilly which assist in recruiting processes by providing products and services to Lilly (such as those which assist Lilly with screening prospective employees and on-boarding new hires; pension and benefit coordinators; and compensation administrators), as well as regulatory authorities or as required by law. Click to view our Privacy Policy.
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Will you contact my current or previous referees once I submit my resume?

We will not contact your current or past referees without your authorization - which comes at a later point in the recruitment process.
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Who can I contact for questions about the Lilly Careers site?

Please read these FAQs to see if there is an answer to your question. If you experience any problems with this careers site as you search or apply for roles, please contact
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Do I have to have an account to search and submit my resume for a job?

No, you do not need an account to search for a job on our site. However, you must have an account to submit a resume for a job. Once you have an account, you can create automated searches that will notify you by e-mail of new openings that meet your criteria. Additionally, you can store resumes, documents, and complete contact information that can be used as part of the resume submission process. An account can be created even if you do not submit a resume for a job.
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Can I select multiple items from the drop-down lists in the job search?

For drop-down lists that allow multiple choices, click on the first item you want to include, then hold down the appropriate key while mouse-clicking another item. For PC users, the appropriate key is the ctrl (control) key; Macintosh users should hold down the command key or shift key, depending on your particular computer model. For sequential items in a list, you can click your mouse on the first item, then; hold down the shift key and mouse click at the end of the range of items listed.
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How do I navigate through multiple pages of job search results?

Each page of search results will have a line showing the number of pages to be displayed as a result of running the search. You may view any page in any order by clicking on the page number links, or by clicking next.
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Can I submit a resume for more than one job at a time?

Yes. Using our job cart, you may submit your resume for up to 3 jobs at one time.
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How can I be sure the position for which I submitted my resume online has not already been filled?

Positions posted on our site represent openings that are current at the time they are posted. Position postings are updated frequently, including being removed from the site once they are filled. When you submit your resume for a position, your resume will be placed among others being considered. If your resume is the best match to the position's requirements, a Lilly representative will contact you.
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I forgot my password to access my account. How can I obtain my password?

Use the "Forgot your password" feature on the login page. This will send a temporary password and link to the email provided. You will be prompted to change your password and then be able to access your account.

If you are not receiving the "Forgot your password" emails, then make sure that your email SPAM and other filters will allow receipt of information from both * and * domains. To protect your privacy, Lilly does not maintain access to your data on and does not have direct access to reset your password.
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If there are no relevant openings for me, can I send in a speculative resume?

If there are no relevant openings available, you may still set up an account with a saved search. This will enable us to contact you when and if any suitable openings become available. We recommend that you return to the site regularly to search for new openings to make sure you don't miss what you're looking for.
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Will I receive an update and/or communication as to status of my application?

If you have applied for a specific position, at any stage you can log into your account and view the status of your application and you are encouraged to regularly check your account for any status updates,

If you have applied ‘On Spec’ to Eli Lilly you may be selected from the general candidate pool to be considered for an open role and if shortlisted for interview an Eli Lilly representative will get in touch with you directly. Otherwise your details will be kept on file for 3 years.

NOTE: You are encouraged to set up your ‘Job alerts’ and/or regularly check the new job postings and apply specifically to any role of interest.
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I no longer wish to be contacted or considered for job opportunities. What should I do?

If you would like to stop receiving e-mail notifications, update your account and delete any saved searches that are active.
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Salary ranges of positions are not listed. Why?

Lilly pays competitively for positions and as a rule does not publicize salaries, salary ranges, or salary scales. Because of variation in position requirements, individual candidate education and work history, skills and specific experience, salaries are set on an individual basis within established guidelines for compensation at Lilly.
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If I was referred for a specific position and was not hired, will you consider my resume for other opportunities?

To be considered for other positions, you will need to submit your resume online for each position of interest. Please continue to search for open positions, or you may set up a saved search to be notified when positions matching your criteria are posted.
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What’s the best way to format my resume?

Please keep in mind that the application will try to parse your resume to complete as much data as possible for you. So, when designing your resume for our online submission, keep the format simple, with name, address and contact information at the top. You may upload your resume if it is in MS Word and less than 1MB; otherwise you will need to paste your resume into the space provided. The best formats to use are (1) text file with line breaks or (2) html. If you save a copy of a formatted text document as a text file with line breaks or as html, you can paste it in during the online resume submission process.
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Should I submit more robust information, such as research papers, a full CV, drawings etc.?

Additional documents can be uploaded and saved as part of your account, or you will be given the opportunity upload documents as part of the resume submission process. You may provide up to 10 attachments with a files size limit of 2MB each.
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Can I send my resume or give it to someone who works at Lilly?

In order to be formally considered for employment at Lilly, you must submit your resume online for open positions through the Lilly Careers website. If more information is required, a Lilly representative will contact you. Our online resume submission process is the place where you can enter your resume information, and is designed to provide you a fair opportunity to be considered for potential opportunities at Lilly.
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How do I update my resume or contact information? Also, what if I discover a mistake in my resume or application data after I submit it?

You can update your details by going to the Lilly online portal {Click Here}, logging into your account using the username & password you created and clicking on the ‘Edit your profile’ link. You will then be redirected to a page containing the various tabs that hold your information i.e. Contact Information, Work Experience, Education, Attachments & Questions, which you can edit/update as required. You can also click on the ‘Resume/CV Manager’ link to upload, edit, or delete up to 5 versions of your resume/CV and cover letter.

Alternatively, you can update your submission information by resubmitting your resume to additional position(s). You will need to complete the entire resume submission process again. When you resubmit, multiple data checks will occur to match your new record to the old. Once your records are matched, your data will be updated. Note: if you have been contacted by Lilly about the position and your candidacy is being reviewed, please make these changes through your Lilly contact.
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Does Lilly provide corporate responsibility guidelines?

Visit our link at Responsibility to find out more about our commitment to corporate responsibility.
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What are the computer based requirements to browse and submit my resume for a position through the website?

You can browse with both PC and Macintosh computers and a variety of Internet browsers. For best results, you should be using one of these supported browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 6.0+
  • Firefox 11.0+
  • Safari 5.0+
  • Chrome 18+

Candidates must have cookies and java scripting enabled. It is also recommended that you have an electronic version of your resume available as you move through the application process.
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What type of response will I receive after I submit a resume for a job?

You will know you have successfully applied to a role with Lilly when you receive an auto-response by email which includes a reference number. Please feel free to view any interim updates through the "View Your Status" feature on your account on
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If I’m not selected for one position, can I submit my resume for another position? When?

You may submit your resume for as many positions as meet your qualifications.
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How do I correctly enter education data?

For education data, at least one complete record must be entered. Please feel free to enter as many education records as are appropriate using the "Add" button. We do ask that you include educational records for any degree which you are currently working by indicating the anticipated future graduation date.
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What is the pre-employment screen (PES) and how do I access it?

To access the pre-employment screening, you must first complete two actions: Submit your resume to at least one sales position, Answer the screening questions

Depending on how you respond to the screening questions, you may or may not be directed to take the pre-employment screen. For Sales roles only, if you need to reconnect to the PES or print the results, please use this link:
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