Three Websites That Will Help You Get a Job
Imagine the following: a few days ago, you applied for your dream job. This morning, you received an email from HR. They want to set up an interview. With your heart pounding, you reply back with the preferred date and time.
Now that that is done, the next step is to prepare for the interview.
The key to getting the job is doing your homework. Of course, it is not a guarantee that you will receive an employment offer, but it will hopefully go a long way.
In my experience, there are three websites that will provide the information you need:
- LinkedIn: It is much more than a search engine. There are ways to search for information about both the company and the person(s) you will be meeting with. Granted, not every profile is filled out completely, but the more details you have, the more equipped you will be. I’ve also heard that the interviewee should “friend” the interviewer as a contact. This is one of those pieces of advice that I think is subjective, but it also might not hurt to try.
- The Company Website: This should be your first stop. The key is to show what you have gleaned in a manner that is not rote or just reading from what has been written. It should come off as enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Trust me when I say that this will help you to make an impression. When I interviewed for a previous employer, it helped to grease the wheel and move forward in the process.
- Glassdoor: A job is more than the specific responsibilities of the position itself. It’s the culture of the company. It’s how the upper echelons of the organization communicate with and respond to the lower-level employees. The more information you have, the better able you are able to make a decision as to whether you move forward or hopefully accept the letter of employment.
Readers, what do you think? Do you have other websites that you can recommend to someone who is job hunting?