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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Job Search Skills: Getting the Edge on the Competition


111 SW 5th Ave. #200 Portland, OR 97204



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Getting noticed as an applicant is tough these days. The competition is fierce and even if you have the perfect key words to make it past the automated screening, you still have to sell yourself. This two hour workshop will offer tips from someone on the employer side of applying, providing the inside edge on what we really look for in applicants. The second half of this session will cover all things interviews, from prepping through the time you walk out the door. Learn what‚—and what not— to do!

This is a hands-on workshop so participants should bring a job posting they are interested in as well as a current resume.


5:30 p.m. - Introductions and icebreaker

5:45 p.m. - Everything about resumes, cover letters and applications

6:30 p.m - Break

6:45 p.m. - Interviewing – from beginning to end

7:45 p.m. - Questions and closing

8:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes.

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: The event is located in the US Bank Tower downtown – paid street parking is available, as is paid parking under the building and across the street.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No secured bike parking is available.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: The event is located along several bus and MAX lines.


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.