Interviews can be a nerve-racking process for everyone and in order to ease your experience, the PNE holds group interview sessions. Instead of the traditional one-on-one interview format, we ask you to participate in various activities and play an assortment of games within a team in the hopes of picking the right candidates and making this interview experience one that you will enjoy.
With the right attitude, preparation and confidence, you can make yourself positively stand out from the crowd.
Things to keep in mind:
Our ‘ideal’ candidate is someone who:
- Comes to the interview in appropriate attire and is well groomed
- Has a friendly, thoughtful and a positive attitude
- Is confident, encouraging and open to new ideas
- Participates in the group discussion and is a good team player
Finally, when you arrive to the group interview, try your best to just be yourself. Act like you normally would when interacting with your teammates (whether you’re on a sports team, in a band, or even just during group projects at school). We want this to be an enjoyable and stress-free experience for you. Relax, be confident, and let your personality shine. Good luck!
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In today’s world it’s a harsh reality that for most positions you apply for there can be 200 to 300 people who are competing for that same spot. You may be the perfect fit for the role and you may have outstanding interviewing skills to impress the wits out this potential employer, however, if your resume does not scream “perfect candidate” to the employer…you may not even get a chance!
In today’s blog, we’ve reached out to our HR department and gathered tips and tricks on how to make your resume talk!
The world of recruitment is changing, and these days your first point of contact with the employer is your application. Research shows that the majority of recruiters or employers “scan” your resume. This means that you only have a few seconds to make a lasting impression and get your application to stand-out from the crowd. Remember, employers will scan your resume from top to bottom…so make sure to place your best material in that first half of the page!
With 300 resumes in front of them, employers will not give the benefit of the doubt to an average resume. If you did not make an effort to create a masterpiece, than perhaps this may signal to the employer that you are not as interested in this position compared to other candidates.
Here are some tips to make your resume “pop” and showcase your talents.
|Start your resume with a brief Summary of Qualifications, Professional Summary, Transferable Skills, Profile, or Objective.
||Do not make that Summary of Skills section very long – it needs to be clear, concise and informative.
|If your education or training is relevant to the position at hand, place this information right after the introduction, before your Work Experience.
||If you do not have a sufficient educational background or your education is not relevant for the role, strategically place this section right after your Work Experience.
|Insert dividers in between the different sections of the resume, to make it easier for the employer to read.
||Do not list the different courses you have taken at university or college – the employer has a pretty good idea.
|If your position requires knowledge of various computer programs, or databases, add a Technical Skills portion.
|| Do not place your GPA on the resume, unless you are a new graduate. This signals that you do not have much industry experience.
|Add some color to your resume! Make it visually appealing!
|| Make it easy on the eyes, and do not layout your resume in columns.
|Ensure that you include just the most recent and relevant work history.
|| Try to not make your resume longer than two pages.
|When describing your previous roles and responsibilities, put some thought into how you phrase things. Use power words:Performed, accomplished, administered, collaborated, communicated, ensured, handled, identified, participated, launched.
||Do Not make spelling mistakes – proof read, proof read and proof read!
|Number One and Final DO: Customize your Resume and Cover Letter Make sure you study the job posting and the company, and know exactly what the employer is looking for. In fact, you can look at what responsibilities and qualifications are included in the job posting, and use similar wording in your resume.
||Finally, you don’t need to state “References available upon request”. The employer already expects that you will be able to provide references if asked.
You may ask: “Why would I put in so much work if the employer simply scans my resume?” Well, once you have captured the employer’s initial attention – trust us, they will read through your resume in detail and appreciate all your hard work, thought and consideration.
Apply to work with us during the Fair at the PNE! We’ll start accepting resumes and applications in June, so you have plenty of time to get your resume in shape!
Good Luck, and may your resume speak the right words to your potential employer!
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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