How to Apply

 

You can search and apply for jobs at Fox Chase Cancer Center, create and submit your resume, and update or change your personal profile and account information. If you are a New User, creating an account will enable you to post your resume and apply for jobs at the Center. If you have an account, you may edit and make changes to your existing online resume by entering your email address and your password. Once you set up an account you will not need to resubmit all of your information when you want to apply for a position.

If you would like to view all Employment Opportunities at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, select Browse Open Jobs. These available positions are updated daily and allow you a quick sort by the column headings.

If you want to narrow your search, select your criteria in Search Open Jobs. If you select Search, you must select at least one search criteria. Using multiple search criteria will limit search results. A search on keywords will review the current vacant job titles and descriptions for your criteria.

Once you have found the job that you are interested in applying for, select the Job Title. You will be able to review the Job Description and Job Requirements for that position. If you meet those requirements, select Apply Online at the bottom right hand corner of the page to begin the application process.

If you have applied with a paper application or submitted your resume at a career fair or by US Mail or by stopping in, you will be asked to complete the on-line employment application before you meet with the recruiter.

Tips for your application:

Read carefully. Apply for positions that match your skill set and make sure you meet the listed requirements.  Before applying, consider if you are interested and willing to work the shift and required hours.

Review your resume and cover letter carefully. Typos and grammatical errors can make or break your status as a candidate.  It’s a good idea to have someone review your resume and cover letter to catch something you may have missed.

Be thorough.   We receive thousands of applications every year.  By filling out your application completely, including work history and job duties, you give us a clear understanding of your qualifications.

You may also apply for positions by fax or by mail.

  • By Fax: To apply for a position by fax, send a cover letter and a resume to 215-728-2682.
  • By Mail: To apply for a position by mail, send a cover letter and a resume to:

    Department of Human Resources
    Fox Chase Cancer Center
    333 Cottman Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19111-2497

  • In Person: To apply for a position in person, visit us at the above address in the Center Building, Room C215. Applications will be accepted from Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

After I apply, what can I expect?

Once your application/resume is received, we will send you an acknowledgment. Your resume/application will be forwarded to the appropriate recruiter in Human Resources. If your background qualifies you for the position, the recruiter will contact you to arrange an interview. If we do not have an immediate fit for your skills, we will keep your resume/application in our database and continue to review it as suitable positions become available.

How should I prepare for an interview with Fox Chase?

Successful interviewing will be essential in order for you to lock in an offer. Here are some tips and strategies for effective interviewing from preparation through follow up.

Research should always be your first step. Gathering background information on employers is a crucial element in successful interview preparation. You will need to be prepared to answer the questions "What do your know about Fox Chase"? and "Why do you want to work here?" Knowing as much as possible about FCCC’s past performance and future plans can make your interview more interactive and could be just the leg up you need in a competitive job market. Before the interview review our web site and don't be afraid to contact our Human Resources Department to request additional details on the position you are interviewing for or to request for company literature.

Practice Makes Perfect.  Practice makes perfect (or at least leads to improvement). Research commonly asked interview questions on the web, and then prepare answers. Doing so will help you analyze your background and qualifications for the position. Practice a mock interview with a friend and record or videotape your responses so you can replay the interview and see how well you did.

In addition to the common interview questions, be prepared for a behavioral interview. Behavioral interviewing is based on the premise that a candidate's past performance is the best predictor of future performance. Rather than the typical interview questions on your background and experience, you might need to be prepared to provide detailed responses including specific examples of your work experiences.  The best way to prepare is to think of examples where you have successfully used the skills you've acquired. Compile a list of responses to both types of questions and to itemize your skills, values, and interests as well as your strengths and weaknesses. Emphasize what you can do to benefit Fox Chase rather than just what you are interested in. Also prepare a list of questions you want to ask the interviewer. Remember, you aren't simply trying to get the job - you are also interviewing Fox Chase to assess whether our company and the position are a good fit for you.

Put your best foot forward.  On the day of the interview, consider your appearance.  Dress professionally, and avoid attire that is too casual for the workplace and heavy fragrance.  Be prepared by bringing a notepad, several copies of your resume along with any licenses, certifications and complete reference information. 

Turn off your cell phone.  A ringing cell phone during an interview sends the message that you are not concentrating on the interview.

Be prompt.  It is very important to be on time for the interview. On time means ten to fifteen minutes early. If need be, take some time to drive to Fox Chase ahead of time so you know exactly where you are going. Know the interviewer's name and use it during the interview. If you're not sure of the name, call and ask prior to the interview.  Greet the recruiter with a handshake.

Be relaxed and focused.  During the interview try to remain as calm as possible. Ask for clarification if you're not sure what's been asked and remember that it is perfectly acceptable to take a moment or two to frame your responses so you can be sure too fully answer the question.  Maintain eye contact as much as you can. Interviews can be a nervous experience but rubbing your chin, twirling your hair, or anything else along those lines makes you look like you're lying or lacking confidence, both not good.

Have goals and have accomplishments.  Maybe you don't have any idea where you want to be in a few years professionally, but figure out something to say. If you don't, and you're asked, you appear un-ambitious, which leads an interviewer to think you'd be an unmotivated employee.  Be prepared to talk about something that you're proud of accomplishing, whether professionally or personally (or a failure and what you learned from it).

Be positive and have passion.  Don’t speak negatively about a former supervisor or company.  Be honest, but don’t be negative. Be able to express why you want to work in that field/industry and what you currently are doing to further your knowledge (books, blogs you read). The more intelligent or informed you are, the more impressive you'll look.

Close the interview successfully. The manager is interviewing you, but at the same time, you want to make sure you know what will be expected for this position so ask relevant questions about the job duties. This will also reinforce your strong interest in the job. In addition to asking position or company specific questions, prepare some thoughtful questions which might include leadership or supervisory style; culture of the organization; how decisions are made; how is performance feedback given; and, what do employees generally say about why they (and the person interviewing you) like about working at Fox Chase. End the interview with a thank you to the interviewer and reiterate your interest in the position.  Shake hands in closing.

Follow up.  It's easy to send an email, but taking the extra effort to mail your interviewer a hand written thank you note may set you apart from the other candidates. It also reinforces your interest in the job. It doesn't need to be long, just make it sincere.

If you are offered and accept a position, employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a background check, which may include a criminal records check and successful completion of a pre-employment physical.

Thank you for considering The Fox Chase Cancer Center in your job search and we wish you the best of luck in your employment endeavors!

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