Electric Boat and the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RIDLT) http://www.dlt.ri.gov/ will be holding several employment sessions at the West Warwick and Providence netWORKri locations. Experienced welders, pipefitters, and ship fitters are encouraged to attend the sessions. Dates and times are located on the RIDLT website.
Employment fairs tend to gather large crowds of candidates especially, when so many unemployed. Ultimately, the human resource department will process hundreds of applications weeding the best from the OK. How can you make sure your application doesn’t just get a speedy glance?
First, make sure you follow all of Electric Boat’s application process. Attending one of their information sessions will ensure that you successfully fill out all of the proper documentation. If you don’t take the time to carefully follow all directions your application may not be considered. Remember the human resource department will not chase you down for missing information.
Second, make sure you have written a clear, concise, and simple cover letter. A cover letter prepares the HR department to read your resume. Begin the letter by stating what position you are applying for. Include key experiences related to the position and why you would make a great candidate. Wrap it up with a statement such as “Thank you for taking the time to consider me for the position of…”.
Thirdly, your resume should be experienced and skilled focused because of the trades Electric Boat is seeking in candidates. Read How to write a basic resume if you need help writing one however, after your objection include a skills section. Re-read the job description and highlight all the skills you share in common. For example, if the job requires tig welding and you encompass that skill include it in the resume. Doing this reinforces your skills set to the HR department.
Finally, if you hold any RIDLT licenses make sure you include that information after education section of your resume. Label this section licenses making sure to follow the same format as previous sections.