Monday, September 30, 2013

How to make your online job application stand out

HUMAN RESOURCES: Learn the do's and don'ts of the
job application process from Philadelphia employers at
our Human Resources Panel Discussion. 
If you’ve applied for a new job in the last five years, you probably submitted your application online. And whether it was on an individual employer website or aggregate job board, chances are you never received a response from some of those applications.

This might have left you with a few questions. If you felt qualified for the position, why didn’t the employer respond to your application? Should you apply again? What are employers looking for in an applicant? And how can you stand out in a crowded job market?

These are common questions for many job seekers, and we wanted to provide you with the answers straight from local employers. So we invited seven hiring managers to come to Peirce to speak on the do’s and don’ts of interviews, cover letters, and resumes for our Career Development Services’ Human Resources Panel discussion.

It will take place on Oct. 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in rooms 51 and 52 of College Hall. Attendees will have the chance to network with employers from various industries, including business, healthcare, IT, and the paralegal field who understand the ins and outs of the hiring process. Panelists’ names and companies will be provided once you RSVP, so the only way to know who will be there is to come out and see for yourself!

This event is a great way to learn how to stand out in a sea of applicants. Attendees will also receive critical insight on what employers are looking for in new applicants, and how they can tailor their resume materials to fit their requirements. It’s a great opportunity to network with colleagues, area employers, and Peirce faculty and staff. Come prepared with questions, and be ready to take notes.

Once the event is over and you have the skills to stand out in the application process, remember to make an appointment with CDS to update your resume, practice your interview skills, and solidify your elevator pitch. To attend, please RSVP to CDS@peirce.edu or call 215.670.9202 by Oct. 1. We can’t wait to see you there!