Frequently Asked Questions from Job Applicants

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How do I submit my application?

Use the links on our jobs page to apply. 

Do I have to fill out all the sections of the application? Can’t I just attach my resume?

You may include your resume, but you need to complete the “Employment History” section so we have consistent information from all our applicants. A key part of your application is the “Job Questions” section, so take the time to give thorough but concise answers.   

How do I know you received my application?

After you submit your online application, you will receive an email confirming we received it. Check your spam folder if you don’t find it shortly after you apply. 

I don’t live in the greater Portland area. Should I still apply?

Yes. Some jobs may require familiarity with Portland and the region, but we consider applicants from all over the country (and world). Note: Travel Portland does not cover relocation expenses. 

How do I know if I’m being considered for the position?

You will be notified via e-mail after the application period is closed with an update on your status. (The closing date is included on the job listing page.) Travel Portland does not use algorithms to develop applicant pools. Your application will be read by a human being who evaluates your experience and carefully reviews your answers to our screening questions.   

If I am selected for an interview, what is the process?

Typically, the interview process involves at least two steps: a preliminary interview with the Director of Human Resources and the hiring manager, followed by a second interview with additional team members. Depending on the job requirements, you may also be asked to take a skills test, answer additional questions or submit a portfolio.   

What do I bring to the interview?

You do not need to bring any additional copies of your application or resume — we have everything we need. As mentioned above, some positions may require you to provide a portfolio which we will review and return to you following the interview. 

How soon will I know if I have the job?

We will make every effort to contact you as soon as possible to let you know our decision. All of us have been in the same position and we know how hard it is to be patient and wait for a message or phone call. 

If I’m hired, what happens next?

After you accept the position, you will be sent an offer letter confirming job title, benefit eligibility, salary and hire date. You will need to sign the letter and return it to us. Your first day of work will be a mutually agreed-upon date that allows you to provide notice to your current employer and takes into consideration your manager’s schedule. 

Will I be eligible for benefits?

The benefits you receive are dependent on the number of hours you are scheduled to work each week. When we make a job offer, you will receive a full list of provided benefits.   

When do the benefits start?

You will be eligible the first day of the month following your hire date. 

If I don’t get the job, will you contact me for other openings?

We are unable to contact applicants directly when other positions become available, but you can use the account you create in our online application system to apply for new job openings. Visit our jobs page to see current openings