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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questionsThanks for your interest in becoming part of the Alliant Energy team! Below you'll find answers to help you successfully submit your resume:

 

Questions about the application process

How do I apply for a posted job opening?
You can view open positions and apply electronically using our online application system:

View job postings and apply for a position

To view all open positions, highlight “All” and then click “Search”. You may also narrow your search by selecting only criteria that you are interested in and then clicking “Search”. To apply, check the corresponding box by the position(s) you’re interested in and click “Apply to Job(s)”.

Can I e-mail or mail you my resume?
Jobs can only be applied for online, which is why we created an easy and quick way to apply from any Internet-ready computer. You can use a computer for free, and perhaps even get some help, at almost all libraries and job centers. Unfortunately, we cannot accept e-mailed, faxed or mailed resumes or applications.

Who can I contact if I need assistance due to a disability?
If you need assistance completing this application because of a medical condition that may qualify as a disability under the American Disabilities Act, please call (608) 458-8458 to request accommodation. You may be asked to provide documentation to support your request.

Can I apply for more than one position at a time?
Yes – just check the corresponding boxes by the positions you’re interested in and click the “Apply for Job(s)” button. 
When you apply for multiple jobs simultaneously, you will only complete one application in the system. However, you may be asked to answer additional questions depending on the positions you’re interested in. You may apply for up to ten jobs at once.

Will my submitted application be considered for other open positions?
It may, but you will greatly improve your chances by applying to the specific jobs you are interested in. That is why it is a good idea to set up a Job Agent so you are notified of new postings in your areas of interest. Once you’ve created an account and have a resume uploaded, it is very quick and easy to apply for new postings.

How do I notify you of a change in address or phone number?
You may update your contact information by returning to the applicant homepage and logging in with your email and password. Click the “My Profile” link. From there, you may change your address, phone number, e-mail address and more.

How can I make sure I find out about new job openings?
Set up a Job Search Agent to save your preferred search criteria. You will be automatically notified of new positions as they get posted that may match your area of interests.

I applied for a job yesterday. I saw another job that I want to apply for today. Will I have to fill out all my information again?
Once you’ve created an account, all future applications are quick and easy by using the information you’ve already entered. If you want to change any of your information or use a different resume for the new position, you can do that. Also, some positions may ask you to answer specific questions.

I’m a current Alliant Energy employee. Can I apply for a job I see on the Alliant Energy Web site?
Current Alliant Energy employees should apply online through The Compass Intranet. This will ensure that your resume is handled appropriately.
 

 

Questions about applying online

How long will it take to apply online?
If you have a current, up-to-date resume prepared, it should take less than 10 minutes to register and submit your resume.

Do I have to answer all of the questions?
To fully portray your education, skills and experience, it is best to complete every question to make sure we have all your qualifications.

Can I attach my resume instead of pasting it into the form?
Yes – After you select a job and click the “Apply for Job(s)” button, you will be asked to either upload a resume file or ‘copy and paste’ resume text.

Are there any rules about attaching files?
Please use your own name when you title the document (e.g. Jane Doe Resume) and do not use any special characters, such as () [] {} - , ‘ ; / \ and <>. Also note that file attachments cannot be larger than 2 MB and must have a file extension of .doc, .rtf, .pdf or .txt.

For future positions, you will be able to select a new resume and submit a new application.

Will I be able to change or update my resume after I submit it?
Once you submit the online application, you will not be able to edit or revise your application for the same position opening. However, you will be able to view the application you submitted.

For future positions, you will be able to select a new resume and submit a new application.

Is your online application system secure?
Yes – our system is designed to protect your personal information from unauthorized use. In addition, in accordance with our strict corporate privacy policy, we will not sell, rent or otherwise distribute your personal information to any outside organization.
 
If it is your first time applying online at Alliant Energy, you will need to provide an email and password so we can identify you in the future. You should select a password that is unique to you and can be easily remembered but is not obvious to others. Your email address is used as your login ID and may also be used to contact you regarding your application.

What if I don’t have my own computer or e-mail account?
State job service agencies and most community libraries have public-access computers you can use to apply online. The staff there can assist you with setting up a free e-mail account.

What should I do if I forget my log-in information?
Your login ID is your email address. If you forget your password, you may click the “Forgot your password?” link on the Careers homepage. The password will be reset and sent to the email address on file.

 

Technical questions about the online application system

The screen looks odd and I can't see the whole page. What's wrong?
Most likely your monitor's resolution is set to 800x600. For ease of use with this online application system, we recommend a screen resolution setting 1024x768 or higher. This setting is typically found under “My Computer>Control Panel>Display>Settings>Screen Area” on most computers.

I can get to the Alliant Energy Web site; however, I am unable to access the online application system. Now what?
Please make sure your browser pop-up blocker is turned off. Or, our system may be down at times for maintenance and/or other technical support issues. If you are unable to access the online system, please try again at another time.

 

Questions about the screening process

How long will it take to hear a response?
Following close of the recruitment campaign, we will review each submission against the criteria for the role. If there is a match between your qualifications/career goals and the position to which you have applied, an Alliant Energy representative will contact you within two to three weeks after the position closes. Please note that any position that is part of a union does require consideration of internal applicants first per contract, which may cause delays. 

Can I check the status of my application online?
No - you'll receive an automated e-mail indicating that your application has been successfully submitted. If your qualifications match the position, we'll contact you within two to three weeks after the position closes.

How can I prepare for an interview?
Phone as well as in-person interviews are a common part of the process of finding a new position. At Alliant Energy, the interviews may include job specific and behavioral questions. In preparation, you’ll want to consider your skill set and experiences, matching them to the requirements of the positions as indicated in the job description. Prepare a number of examples of situations you have experienced that can be applied to various behavioral questions, keeping in mind the Corporate Competencies below:

  • Accountability
  •  Business Acumen
  • Communication
  • Customer Focus
  • Decision Making
  • Job Specific Skills
  • Leadership
  • Results Orientation
  • Teamwork

Will I have to take a physical or drug test?
If an offer is extended, you will be asked to complete a drug test for all positions, and a physical for some if applicable.

Will you do a background security check?
Yes, we do a thorough background security check.

 

Questions about working at Alliant Energy

Where are your offices located?
Alliant Energy is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. We also have large general offices in Dubuque and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; call centers in Cedar Rapids and Centerville, Iowa; and field operation offices in dozens of communities across our three-state service territory.

Are internships available?
Yes - Alliant Energy's College Internship Program matches you with paid positions to gain professional-level experience in your field.

Learn more about our recruiting and career programs

What benefits do you offer?
Our benefits package includes insurance and pension plans, flex spending accounts, tuition reimbursement and more.

Learn more about our benefits package

What's your diversity policy?
At Alliant Energy, our diverse workforce is one of our greatest resources. That's why diversity forms the cornerstone of our values. We recognize, respect and appreciate the valuable and different perspectives that each of us bring to the work environment, our company and our customers. We take great pride in the fact we are demonstrating that diversity not only works, it is the power behind our energy, as well as our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that offers an environment of inclusiveness, innovation, teamwork, and professional growth

Learn more about our diversity commitment

What kind of training or career development opportunities do you offer?
Alliant Energy provides innovative training and development opportunities for professional advancement and continuing education. We want you to succeed, and we give you the support you need to make that possible.

Thank you for your interest in being part of the Alliant Energy team!