In previous posts we showed you how to conduct a proactive job search by identifying and researching companies you would like to join. Now that you have culled that list to a manageable size, you need to get your story to the correct people at these companies.
In Part 1, you learned that the first part of a proactive job search is to identify companies where you may wish to work. Using LinkedIn, I showed you how to compile a list of possible companies to join. The next step is to learn more about the organization and determine if it is a place you really want to join. This article will introduce you to tools and techniques that help you know about the company’s issues and culture so you can narrow your list down further.
LinkedIn has become a powerhouse tool to assist you in getting a job. There are a number of ways you can use LinkedIn, and this article will focus on identifying companies you may wish to work for. This is step 1 of a Proactive Job Search.
Recent studies show that 90% of employers will look you up online before calling you. What they find can make all the difference between receiving a phone call or going into the “not interested” pile of candidates. Here are some tips on how to make sure you stand out online.