Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, January 8, 2016
Yes, I would go ahead and apply for all positions in which you have an interest. Most companies will have an internal protocol on how to handle a situation where multiple hiring managers are interested in the same candidate. Be aware, however, that it may come down to a situation where the company leaves it to you to choose which position(s) you prefer. If this occurs, assuming key elements like compensation are equal, you will need to think about things such as how your personality fits with the leaders and your peers, growth potential, flexibility, etc. In this scenario, you may want to ask to speak with some of the peers in each group. Bottom line, do not limit yourself by only applying to one position. If you feel that you are in demand, put yourself out there as much as possible and let the companies work through the details of ultimately what position to which you are hired.