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What is the best way to find and apply for contracting positions at Cognizant?

To apply for one of our contracting position you can search all open  contracts by job category and location on our jobs page.

If you don’t see something that’s a fit right now you can register your interest by joining our talent community.

For all permanent positions visit the Cognizant careers site.

Can I apply for more than one position at the same time?

Yes, you can. We believe everyone brings multiple strengths and talents that can make a difference to our customers. So, give yourself the flexibility to apply for multiple open positions that you feel you bring the qualifications to succeed at those positions.

What happens after I’ve submitted my resume?

The Hays recruitment team reviews submitted resumes, and the shortlisted candidates are contacted for further evaluation, before being sent to the hiring manager.

For technical positions, candidates undergo technical interviews with technical experts. Candidates may be asked to take a written or an online test during the assessment.

An independent agency conducts a detailed educational and personal background check on candidates of interest before the offer is made.

What if I do not find an opportunity immediately?

You can upload your resume by signing up for the Cognizant Contractor Talent Community to be notified if there are relevant opportunities in the future.

Does Cognizant conduct background checks?

Yes, Cognizant requires us to conduct a thorough background verification process for our new hires to primarily validate their educational qualifications, previous employment details and references. We also ensure that our new hires do not have a criminal history.

For some positions, we also verify credit history. You will be notified if credit history verification is required. Additionally, some candidates may be required to take a pre-screening drug check.