Maximize CareerLinks Effectiveness
As always, your PGA Career Consultant is available to help you with any of the following suggestion.
Ensure your CareerLinks Profile is up-to-date
Your Profile is a compilation of your work experience, skills, and future employment preferences. CareerLinks then searches members’ profiles and identifies candidates based on employer needs and preferences. PGA Professionals who meet the employers search specifications are notified about the position.
Make sure the following areas are accurate:
- Email address
- Work history
- Future employment and compensation preferences
- Operational experience
Keep your contact information current
CareerLinks cannot notify you about jobs unless we have your current contact information. If you have an address, email, or employment change, you should edit your CareerLinks Profile. Download and fill out the “Member Change Form” or contact PGA Membership Services at (800) 474-2776 to ensure your information reflects these changes.
Receive CareerLinks job notifications via email
Receiving job notifications via email allows you to respond to a job notifications much quicker. Go to “Edit CareerLinks Profile”. Select the “02 - Job Notification Information” option from the pull-down menu. Choose the emailed job notification option and ensure that your email address is accurate.
Have your resume ready to go
Keep your resume current so you can respond quickly to job opportunities. You can submit your resume to your Career Consultant for critiquing. Remember to target your resume to meet the position.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
What is CareerLinks?
CareerLinks is The PGA of America's complimentary employment referral service that notifies PGA Professionals about employment opportunities that meet their employment preferences and qualifications.
The most valuable part of CareerLinks is the team of regional PGA Career Services Consultants, whose goal is to serve as the official hiring resource for industry employers. Complimentary services provided by the Consultants through CareerLinks include needs analysis, compensation statistics, hiring process assistance, hiring tools, an employment referral service and much more.
The second most valuable component of CareerLinks is the state-of-the art, web-based database that contains valuable employment information for more than 16,500 active PGA Professionals. Information includes work history, operational experience and future employment preferences.
How do PGA Professionals Enroll in CareerLinks?
To enroll in CareerLinks, PGA Professionals must complete their PGA CareerLinks Profile and indicate that they wish to participate in CareerLinks. To remain active in CareerLinks, PGA Professionals are required to update their information every two years. Once enrolled in the program, PGA Professionals will be notified about employment opportunities that match their employment preferences and an employer's search criteria.
How does CareerLinks Work?
PGA Career Services Consultants work with employers to help them determine the skills and experience that would best qualify candidates for the position. Once the search criteria are determined, the information is entered into the CareerLinks database. CareerLinks instantaneously searches through the database of "ProFiles," and identifies PGA Professionals who meet the search criteria.
Identified Professionals are notified via e-mail about the position. If they are interested and wish to apply, they are requested to visit a Web site to retrieve the job application information. It is important that PGA Professionals register for the position by indicating, "SENDING RESUME," if they intend to apply. Those who register as a CareerLinks applicant then forward their cover letter and resume to the employer.
The employer screens and interviews candidates and makes a hiring decision.
Still have questions about CareerLinks? Contact your regional Career Consultant for more information.