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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Job Application Secrets

Custom House/WeWork
222 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209, us (map)



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Job Application Secrets: Nine Common Mistakes Candidates Make

A hiring manager at any given tech company in Portland receives hundreds of applications for an open position in Sales, Marketing, Operations, or Administration. More than half of the received applications are discarded immediately, or soon after, due to simple (and preventable!) mistakes that applicants routinely make. During this presentation we’ll cover the 9 most common mistakes applicants make on their cover letters, resumes, email responses, phone screens, and in-person interviews that disqualify them from the applicant pool. A successful job application means successfully marketing and selling yourself to the company—and in this presentation marketer Carly J. Cais shows you how to jump through each job application hoop successfully. Getting a job is ultimately 10% luck and 90% meeting the company’s criteria, but coming to this presentation will help you ace that 90%. You can get in the room with the decision-makers...and ultimately get HIRED.

Carly J. Cais, Senior Sales & Marketing Operations Manager, Routeware LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlyjcais/


5:30 pm - Doors open /networking

6:00 pm - Introduction

6:15 pm - Presentation

7:00 pm - Networking

7:30 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Garage parking available at Metropolitan Garage or 1000 Broadway Building Garage

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: After 6pm, elevator to 12th Floor needs key card to access. But we will have a team member downstairs to badge people in

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, Pioneer Place/SW 5th MAX line are nearby

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: Yes


PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.