The section below provides answers to frequently asked questions about the recruitment process.  Click the green text to display the corresponding answer.

You can search current position openings at careers.choa.org. To apply for a position, you will need to use our online system to create a profile and submit an application. Children's does not accept paper applications or unsolicited resumes. We encourage you to review the position openings very carefully and apply only for those which you most closely match the skills and qualifications.
Due to the number of applicants and applications we receive, and in order to review all candidates as efficiently as possible, we can only accept applications online. As much as we would like to, we simply do not have the ability to meet with candidates in person unless you are selected to move further in the hiring process.
No. Due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to accept unsolicited or paper resumes. In an effort to be efficient and fair to all, we require that all job applicants use the online system.
To better serve you, our policy requires all resume submissions to be made through our website. However, if you are unable to do so via our system, for example because you are using assistive technologies, please contact us at careers@choa.org and we will advise you of what to do next.
Not initially. Children's recruiters cannot individually meet with potential job applicants. We are not able to accommodate the volume of job seekers interested in employment with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The role of our recruiters is to facilitate the process, screen applicants, and pass the most qualified candidate pool on to the hiring manager. If an applicant is selected to move further in the process, an in-person interview or a phone interview may be conducted by a recruiter or the hiring manager.
When you submit your application online, you will receive an automatic email confirmation from our system. Please remember to check your spam folder, as most applicants who do not receive an email confirmation have found that it has gone to their spam. If the confirmation is not in your spam folder, it could mean that your application was not submitted properly and you will need to go back online and resubmit your application. You will always receive a confirmation if we have received your application.
Your profile information will be saved in our system where you can review and make edits; however, you will be required to submit an application to each position in which you are interested.When you submit your application online, you will receive an automatic email confirmation from our system. Please remember to check your spam folder, as most applicants who do not receive an email confirmation have found that it has gone to their spam. If the confirmation is not in your spam folder, it could mean that your application was not submitted properly and you will need to go back online and resubmit your application. You will always receive a confirmation if we have received your application.
After submitting an online application, you are able to log back into our online system at any time to check the status of your application. Please understand the recruiting process varies in time with many variables contributing to each individual search. It is not unusual for positions to remain open and for the process to take 4-6 weeks. You will be contacted directly if there is any interest in moving you forward in the hiring process.
No. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is simply not possible for us to respond to calls or emails about your application status. You have the ability to log in to the online system at any time to check the status of your application.
Your candidate profile and application will remain on file indefinitely. However, applications are only tied to the specific position for which you applied. If you are interested in more than one position, you must log into your candidate profile and apply to each position individually.
There is no limit to the number of jobs you can apply to, however we strongly encourage you to be sure you meet the required minimum qualifications for all positions you apply for in the system. Our online system allows you to apply for up to 10 different jobs at one time or up to 25 jobs in a 30-day period, however, you should only apply for those jobs that you are truly qualified for. Please consider, that just because the online system makes it easy for you to apply for multiple positions, it doesn’t mean you should. Applying for too many positions, especially positions that do not match to your qualifications and skill sets, can send the message that you are not fully interested in any particular position. To determine if you are qualified for a position, you should first carefully review the minimum qualifications. For example, if the job is asking for 3-5 years of experience as a supervisor in the minimum qualifications, yet you have no management experience, you would not meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Your application will not make it through the first screening process.
You are strongly encouraged to only apply for those positions that closely match your education, experience and skill sets. If you apply for multiple jobs with no regard to whether or not you closely match the minimum qualifications for the positions, this could actually look negatively on your application and decrease your chances of getting selected for an interview.
Please understand that the recruiting process takes a while – the average time frame is 4-6 weeks. Please be sure to log in to your online account to check the status of your application. Rest assured that if you are selected to move forward in the process, or if we need additional information from you, or if you are selected for an interview, Children's recruiters will contact you. A general overview of the recruitment process can be found by visiting our What to Expect page.
This varies. Hiring managers often use search committees to interview candidates and this method of recruitment can be more time intensive. The average timeframe is 4-6 weeks for an application to move through the process, however, it can take longer. A general overview of the recruitment process can be found by visiting our What to Expect page.
All jobs that are posted online are open positions for which we are currently accepting applications. Our online list is always up-to-date. Even if a post date appears to be old (or you have seen it out there for some time), the job announcement is still active.
No. If the position is no longer posted online, we are no longer accepting applications for that position.
No. When you set up your online profile, you have the option to select to receive email notifications of job categories that interest you. When a job is posted that matches what you’ve selected, our system will automatically send an email notification to you. Please be aware, however, that just because you receive these notifications, it does not mean that you are qualified for these positions. Children’s system is not matching your online resume against the qualifications and recommending these positions to you. You are simply receiving the notifications because you've selected to receive them. As with any job announcement, you should carefully review the minimum qualifications before you apply.
As part of the online application process you will have answered questions and your qualifications will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum requirements or essential criteria described in the job description. If you do not meet the minimum requirements for a specific job, you will not be considered for the job. However, we encourage you to continue to review jobs that match your profile and apply to those you are interested in and where your qualifications match the requirements described in the job description.
Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback as to why you were not selected. We are committed to selecting and moving forward the most qualified applicant that we receive in the applicant pool for any given position. Even though a candidate may feel they are the most qualified, they do not know the level of experience and the qualifications of the other candidates in the pool. Rest assured, we select the most qualified candidate and the best overall fit for a position based on the minimum and preferred qualifications.
Due to the volume of applications received, we regret that we are unable to personally contact every applicant. Each applicant should receive an email confirming that your application has been received. We will contact candidates who have been selected for further consideration. We encourage you to check the status of your application online by logging into your profile. A general overview of the recruitment process can be found by visiting our What to Expect page.

If you still have questions that are not answered above, please contact the recruitment team at careers@choa.org.