Steps To Apply
The Providence application process is simple, but has a few steps.
The Recruitment Process
- Review available jobs on the careers page and apply to jobs of interest that you are qualified for. Complete an online profile and upload your resume. It is required for all applicants to complete an online profile with PHC to be considered.
- Confirmation: To confirm your application has been received and that your resume has been uploaded correctly please check your application status in the job cart.
- Shortlist of candidates: The PHC Recruitment Team will review your application and short list for the hiring manager. It’s important to note, that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
- Phone screen: The PHC Recruitment Team will contact shortlisted candidates for screening. Be prepared to discuss your resume and your interest in Providence as an employer of choice.
- Interview: The hiring Manager will contact shortlisted candidates of interest for Interview.
- Reference check: If you have not provided your references already on your resume, provide your references to the hiring manager.
- Hire: The hiring manager will contact you to offer the position if choosing to proceed with hire.
What Do Recruiters Look For?
- Type of job you are seeking/career objective: ensure it relates to position/department/organization you are applying to. If the position you are applying to is different than the skills/experience that you possess, perhaps include a cover letter to explain in more detail your interest in the position.
- Your qualifications / experience: ensure you highlight your skills, education and experience as it relates to the position that you are applying for and requirements of the job description.
- Clarity: ensure the information is presented in the most clear, accurate way without giving to much detail. Simple is sometimes better. A resume should never be more than 2-3 pages long.
- Attractive, easy to read format: Organize the information in a way that’s attractive to the eye in a way that makes sense and is easy to follow. Always list dates of experience and/or education in order of most recent date first.
- Professional: Avoid using slang terminology and/or wording or information that doesn’t relate to the position. Triple check for spelling, formatting and grammatical errors.
- Your contact information: Ensure that the contact information provided (email and phone) is up to date and accurate. Ensure that the email provided is an address that you check frequently and if you are providing a phone number, that you have a messaging service to allow for recruiter to leave a message.
What To Include on Your Resume?
- Contact Information: Full name, phone number(mobile and home), email address, address.
- Career Objective: Statement on your career goals. Example: “To obtain an entry level position in Human Resources within a large dynamic organization where I can learn and grow.”
- Skills Summary/Profile: Either a point form list of relevant skills, abilities, experience and training or a brief paragraph/summary. It’s often useful to match your highlighted skills with those required in the job description for the position you are applying for.
- Recent and Relevant Experience: list positions held, starting with the most recent. Include job title, organization title, date(s) of position held, position status (casual, temporary, full time etc) and brief list of duties.
- Education, Training, Volunteer work: list highest level of education obtained first. Include dates, name and location of institution obtained from. Also include any additional training, courses or seminars attended as well as volunteer experience.
- Applicable Registrations/Designations/Certifications: Include any relevant registrations/designations and certifications as well as the number and date obtained.
- Ensure that the referees you are providing are aware and have agreed to be a reference for you.
- Ensure that the contact information for your referees are up to date and accurate.
Note that, personal references and reference letters are nice to have, but it is required that you provide working and or educational related references.
- Be prepared to answer questions specifically related to the position you are considered for.
- Be prepared to discuss your qualifications in more detail and provide examples of your experiences.
- Bring questions with you that you may ask at the end of the interview.
- Be on time and bring the Interviewee’s contact information in the event that you will be late or need to cancel on short notice.
- Be positive, polite and courteous.
- Most importantly, be honest and be yourself.
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