Important – changes to job application system at Penguin Random House

Posted 25.05.16 by prhcareers

Ok, so we’ll try and keep this snappy – we know that reading about system changes probably isn’t the reason you subscribe to our social channels…

But – we’re making some changes that affect how you apply for jobs with us, so we thought we’d put together a short post to help you along the way.

What’s changing?

As of 25th May 2016, we’ve launched a brand new system to manage our online job applications. For those of you who’ve used our former system via the Personal Career Planner (PCP), we hope that we’re giving you an upgrade and a system that’s simple and easy to navigate.

You’ll notice that while there are no major changes to our careers website in general, the job search pages and the online application processes are a bit different.

So, what do I need to know?

If you have an existing profile or job alerts set up on the Personal Career Planner (PCP), we need to ask you to set up a new one on our new portal as we’re not able to move our old database across to our new home. Sorry to ask you to double your efforts but we hope it won’t be too much of a pain.

If you’ve any applications outstanding via the PCP – don’t panic, you don’t need to apply again. We’ve got all of these safely and it just means we’ll be reviewing CVs from the two systems simultaneously for a while during this crossover period.

Don’t worry if you come across any new or unfamiliar branding on your journey – we’ve built our new system with our parent company, Bertelsmann and we share the platform with some of our other friends in the group.

When it comes to setting up a profile and applying for a job, the system has some clever in-built parsing technology which means that it can extract points from your CV to fill out the application form so you don’t have to – good, right?

It’s pretty smart, but it may not get everything right first time, so if you’re in a hurry, you can delete those sections of your profile and come back to them another time. The most important thing is that you get your CV and covering letter uploaded and that part should be nice and quick.

That’s pretty much it…

We’d love to know how you get on and for any initial feedback – good, bad or in-between, so do talk to us.

If you do get stuck on anything, or have any questions, please just get in touch. The quickest way is to drop us a line via our social channels – PRHCareersUK – on both Facebook and Twitter.

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