Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, January 17, 2014
It is fine to apply to multiple positions at the same company. Depending on the size of the company, there may be several different recruiters and hiring managers, so do not assume that when you apply to one position, that all decision makers will see your information. Recruiters work hard to share candidate information, but when hiring volumes are high, this can be difficult. The only time I would caution against applying for multiple positions at the same time is once you are an employee at a company and are responding to internal job positings at that company. Recruiters and hiring managers will begin to notice this and ask questions as to why you have not been selected. But when apply from the outisde, this is fine.