Recently, we announced updates to several key features on our site, including the way in which job seekers can apply to jobs. In summary these new features include:
- You must be a member to apply to WorkPEI job listings.
- You must create an online resume to apply to job listings.
- You can no longer upload resumes (PDFs, etc.) to apply to job listings.
These changes were made, in part, to enforce security measures around the sharing of data between job seekers and employers. They are also designed to improve the search functionality in our resume database. The information found in uploaded resumes (e.g. a PDF file with your education, experience, skills, etc.) can’t be included in our database or searched by employers. The online resume makes your data searchable, and the more detailed and current your information, the more likely you will be found in search results.
While some members prefer having the ability to upload a customized resume versus the online resume, we offer these tips to maximize your use of the online resume feature:
- Much like a LinkedIn profile, your online resume can be seen at any time by our employers – keep it current.
- Treat your resume as a master summary of your education, experience, skills, certifications, etc.
- Use the headshot feature just like you would on Facebook – employers respond well to properly sized, professional photos.
- Use the summary box when applying to jobs to add a short introductory message – much like a cover letter.
- You can hide your resume at any time without deleting your resume. Simply re-activate it at a later date if you wish.
- You can maintain an online resume even if you’ve found a job but are open to new job offers, but be sure to update your employment status to “Employed”.