Researching companies is a critical part of winning a job offer.
There are many ways to do it, but this is my approach to it:
#1 Talk to current and old employees
#2 Get familiar with their values and mission statement
#3 Research the projects they are working on
Number #3 is critical.
Companies want people that can solve their problems. By researching their projects you can familiarize yourself with what they need and you can position yourself to be the SOLUTION -- and get hired!
Companies love to see that you've done your homework!
“DO NOT LIE” is permanently posted at the office space of a F500 company. I walk by it every day in my co-working space.
What does that mean? Why would they say that?
Honesty has been an issue inside the firm.
So, what are firms really looking for when they are hiring talent?
They are looking for a certain skill set, but they are ALSO looking for:
- Attention to detail
- Desire to do good work
Not yet employed or have multiple years of experience? You have a lot of things in your favor.
If you have:
#1 The desire to work hard
#2 Hungry for experience
#3 Willing to take on more responsibility
#4 Easy to be trained
And you can convey honesty.
Then it’s just a matter of reaching out to your dream firm and conveying your interest in helping them.
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Sometimes I would have this ONE interview on the calendar, drop everything, and then start acting like this ONE job would work out. When it didn’t, I would have to start over. It felt like my whole body was stuck in molasses and it was hard to get moving again.
Then back to that emotional rollercoaster of applying and getting rejected and trying to network. So unsatisfying!
In the middle of this same experience, my student Ariel confided, “I will apply to a role, then on purpose I will choose to forget I had applied. That way I could reject the company before they could reject me”.
When things aren’t going well, we have all have these different mental processes going on to help us try to cope.
Guess what? We’re in luck. We didn’t actually ever get rejected.
We just didn’t yet have our branding figured out yet. Or We just didn’t find the right audience.
What’s your brand?
Who is your audience?
My goal for...