St. Petersburg College will host a hiring event with Frontier Communications at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus on Jan. 12 and 13.
The Frontier hiring event is from noon-2:30 p.m. and 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, and Wednesday, Jan. 13, on the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, Room SA-114, 6605 Fifth Ave. N. It is open to the public.
After acquiring cable and internet services from Verizon in Florida earlier this year, Frontier is looking to hire 200 people in network engineering and customer support areas from the Tampa Bay area. About a dozen hiring managers will be on site. Employees are sought for the following positions: Network Operations Center Managers, Supervisors and Team Leads – Call Center and Network Operations Specialists –Network Maintenance Administrators – Center Operations Technicians – Circuit Design/Layer 1 Provisioning – VoIP Network Engineers and IVR Programmers – Testers and Test Supervisors for DS0, DS1, DS3, Ethernet and 911 – Switch Translations Implementation/Support Specialists
Be evaluated on more than just your resume
In many aspects of the job search, your resume and cover letter are all the employer sees to determine whether to interview you. At a hiring event, you have an opportunity to stand out in person in a way that might not be on your resume.
Interpersonal skills, communication skills and workplace-appropriate social skills are critical. Many employers evaluate these skills heavily because they want to hire people who can make a good impression on their clients and customers.
Learn more about Frontier’s mission and values
Frontier’s mission is to “be the leader in providing communications services to residential and business customers in our markets.”
The business’ core values are:
- Put the customer first
- Treat one another with respect
- Keep our commitments; be accountable
- Be ethical in all of our dealings
- Be innovative; take the initiative
- Be team players
- Be active in our communities
- Do it right the first time; continuously improve
- Use resources wisely
- Use Frontier products and services
- Have a positive attitude
- Dress to impress
- Bring several copies of your resume
- Be prepared for on-the-spot interviews