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This Week in Jobs: Apply the Aniston Effect to your job hunt

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Editor’s note: Every week we ship an email newsletter featuring the region’s most exciting career opportunities. We’ve lovingly called it This Week in Jobs (aka TWIJ — “twidge.”). Below is this week’s edition. Here’s the last one we published; it’s meant to live in your inbox. Sign up for the newsletter here.


I’ll be there for you.

In news EVERYONE can agree on, Jennifer Aniston is now on Instagram and it. Is. Thrilling.

Whew! You guys OK? Anyone need a minute to stop their heart from racing?

Excitement to follow the “Friends” actress caused quite a kerfuffle on the social platform. As 9.9 million fans simultaneously clicked “follow,” her page crashed almost as soon as it had launched.

So what, if anything, can job-seekers learn from this momentous social media occasion? Not a ton, actually, but let’s see if we can get creative. Ah, here’s a good one: Give the people what they want.

In terms of your quest for a new career, make sure you are providing hiring managers with information that shows them the full picture of why you are a good fit for the role — especially if you’re in a career transition. Connect the dots for them. Offer colorful insight into who you are in and outside of the office. Working on any interesting side projects? Volunteering for a cause you’re passionate about? Taking any trainings or courses to add to or improve upon your skills? Add those babies to your cover letter, resume, website, LinkedIn — all of it.

It’s totally what Jen would do. Probably. There’s no way to actually know.

The News

Relay — a Radnor, PA-based company that builds proactive, tailored customer engagement programs for enterprise companies — is growing like a weed. But a good weed. An attractive weed. Not the kind you want to pull. Anyways, the thriving company, transforming customer engagement for clients like Independence Blue Cross and Comcastis currently hiring for roles in client success, sales and product.

Working the startup angle instead? Consider applying to the Launch Lane accelerator created by the University City Science Center. Benefits include an up-to-$50,000 investment, operational support, space to work at ic@3401, access to mentors and advisors, and introductions to investors and other relational resources. Applications are open now through November.

The Jobs

Take a looksie at some of the top tech shops in the Greater Philadelphia and Delaware regions, each offering a boatload of great gigs.

Make your way to the hills of Chesterbrook, PA to join the “Artisans of ERP Software” at Deacom.

Revel in the lush loft atmosphere of Center City’s Perpay — the growing fintech company that helps customers finance large purchases through microlending practices.

Get meds into the hands of patients faster by working at industry-leading clinical data standardization platform Pinnacle 21, which is always looking for:

Turn clients’ big ideas into custom-made digital products at PromptWorks in Center City.

Work at a software development firm that puts its people first, personally and professionally: Fort Washington-based Chariot Solutions. This firm is always on the hunt for:

Check out other great companies hiring up:

Or, go remote:

The End

Thanks for joining us again this week, friends. Oh, and for allowing us to wax poetic about everyone’s friend from “Friends,” Jennifer Aniston.

See you next week! Happy job hunting.

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