Here at the PNE we receive thousands of applications for a variety of positions and roles including part-time work at Playland, The Fair at the PNE and Fright Nights and even our year-round corporate management team. It’s tough to get noticed when you’re competing with so many people, so we spoke with Human Resources to gather some tips and tricks that you can apply to your resume, cover letter and interview habits to help you stand out from the other applicants and snag whatever position you’re applying for!
Cover Letter & Resume
Most seasonal positions at the PNE don’t require a cover letter, but if the position you’re applying for does, make sure to give it the attention it deserves. If you’re applying for a role where writing skills are required, this is your opportunity to showcase what you can do! Describe why you want the job, how your work experience relates to the position, and why you should be hired. The cover letter is a great place for an employer to get to know potential candidates.
Your resume should outline your relevant education and work experience, or if you don’t have work experience, you can explain what qualities you have that you think would make you a great employee. If you don’t know how to create a resume, there are lots of resources online to help you learn how to write an effective resume. One key thing that we would recommend is to keep your resume brief and to the point. It should be a snapshot of your career and relevant experience, not a life-story!
The number one tip for cover letters and resumes? Always proof read! Spelling and grammatical errors should be caught before the documents are sent.
When you make it to the interview, remember to act professional! You might be asked to participate in a group interview where as many as 1500 people might come through in groups within one day, so this is your chance to stand out from the rest with a firm handshake, business-formal clothing, and a sincere smile. Make eye-contact with your interviewer, be polite and courteous and make your resume come alive by describing your work experience and how it is relevant to the role you’ve applied for. Always bring a copy of your resume and/or cover letter to an interview, keep your phone on silent, refrain from eating or drinking anything other than water, and, most importantly, just relax – you’ll do great!
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