Is there a particular company that you want to work for? You already know that the company’s mission and values are in alignment with yours, and you know it would be a dream come true to work for that company. But how can you get hired there? Is there any way to move this from being a dream to becoming reality?
Here are some steps that you can take to do just that:
1) Stay abreast of posted openings on the company’s website. Even though many companies post their jobs on major job boards as well as their company’s site, there are some jobs that are only posted on the website, so it is a good idea to check what is available there.
2) Set up a job alert on indeed.com for jobs available at the company. It’s also a good idea to be alerted when new jobs are posted at the company on major boards. Since indeed.com aggregates job data from across the web, you can get notifications when such jobs are available.
3) Follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter. Stay informed of what is happening within the company on a regular basis. Many companies post news about their companies on social media. You can also respond to a post or tweet as is appropriate so that you can get noticed.
4) Network with people inside the company. This is really a critical thing to do if you are serious about getting hired there. Networking remains the number one job search method, so having inside contacts who can give you more information about the company and even information about the hiring manager in the department where you would like to work should be on your to-do list.
5) Find people who will champion your cause inside the company. In addition to your networking efforts, you want to find people who can speak highly of you to the right people. There is nothing like having someone who can give you a glowing recommendation inside your dream company.
6) Set up informational meetings with hiring managers inside the company. By leveraging your network and internal champions, you can often get to a hiring manager directly. Even if there is no posted opening, you can try to schedule informational meetings with hiring managers to talk about their needs. You won’t be pressing them for a job, but you can use the time to find their pain points and leave a positive impression so that when an opening arises, you will be top of mind.
*To develop a strategic job search plan for obtaining a job at your dream company, contact Call to Career at 877-743-9521 today!