Ways to Research an Employer Before an Interview

There’s no doubt that research is an important part of the job search process. But when it comes to researching potential employers, many people might not know where to start. In this blog post, we’ll outline a few ways to research a company before an interview. So whether you’re just starting your job search or you’ve already landed an interview, read on for some helpful tips!

When it comes to interviews, preparation is key. Part of that preparation should include research on the company you’re interviewing with. A great way to do that research is by talking to employees of the company online. You can find employees of most companies on social media, and many of them are happy to answer questions about their experience working for the company. This is a great way to get an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to work for the company, and it can help you decide if it’s the right fit for you. So before your next interview, take some time to chat with employees of the company online. It might just give you the edge you need to land the job.

Another way to research a company before an interview is to check out their ZipRecruiter profile. Here, you’ll find valuable information about the company, including their mission statement, culture, and values. This will help you prepare for the interview and make sure that you’re a good fit for the company. Plus, it shows that you’re seriously interested in the position and that you’re willing to do your homework. So before your next interview, take a few minutes to check out the company’s ZipRecruiter profile. It could make all the difference in landing the job.

Every job seeker knows that preparing for an interview is key to landing the gig. You wouldn’t go into an exam without studying, so why would you go into an interview without researching the company? A great way to get started is by checking for open and closed cases on the department of labor (DOL) website. This will give you a sense of any potential red flags about the company, such as a history of discrimination or harassment claims. Of course, it’s always possible that an open case is simply the result of an disgruntled employee, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. So before you head into your next interview, take a few minutes to do some research on the DOL website- it could end up being the deciding factor in whether or not you land the job.

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3 Job Interview Follow-up Tips that Work

You rocked your interview. Now what? Keep the momentum going with these follow-up tips. From sending a ‘thank you’ note to following up on next steps, we’ll show you how to stay top of mind and seal the deal.

The bottom line is that following up after an interview can make or break your chances of getting the job. By sending a thank you email within 24 hours, you show that you’re interested and motivated. And by sending a handwritten note within a week, you seal the deal. If you want to take your follow-up game to the next level, check out my interview coaching session. These tips will help you sound confident and prepared in any post-interview conversation. Thanks for sticking with me until the end – I hope this was helpful!

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2 Things to do…Before, During and After the Job Interviews

If you are applying for new jobs and getting interviews, then know you are doing something right. Your career tools are working for you. Your resumes and cover letters are getting past the applicant tracking system, also known as ATS into human hands. If your #resumes or #coverletters are not getting you interviews, I have a resources to review them to make sure they are doing their job to market you well and land you interviews. Go check out my resource here.

Ok, so your landing job interviews and the whole process makes you nervous right? I totally understand. I still get nervous when I have business meetings and do interviews, but I also have preparation, strategy and specific goals already established before attending any of those interviews. I want you to be armed and ready to handle those job interviews, like the professional that you are.

In this video, I go over two things you need to do BEFORE THE INTERVIEW…DURING THE INTERVIEW & AFTER THE INTERVIEW to increase your chances of getting the career opportunity/job you want.

BEFORE THE INTERVIEW (Do these two (2) things)
1. Ask for all the interviewers full name and titles. You want to be prepared for a panel interview or one-person interview. Bring the appropriate amount of resumes based on the number of interviewers. Thinking about it more, bring some extra copies of your resumes, just in case.

2. Ask about the appropriate the dress code for the interview, if it is in-person. You want to be prepared for what the interviewer may be expect from you.

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DURING THE INTERVIEW (Do these two (2) things)
1. Ask the interviewer this question: What personality type are you looking for to fill this position?
It allows you to obtain information about what type of environment they are looking to create with the person in this position. Please take notes, so you can be prepared to respond positively. This question will also reveal the overall company culture and the mindset of the interviewer responding to it.

2. Ask this other multilayered questions: Did you recently create this position? If not, did you recently loose the employee filling this position due to retirement or termination? If so, what were some of the positive things the last person in the position did right? What were some of the areas that need development that you are hoping to correct with the next candidate?

AFTER THE INTERVIEW (Do these two (2) things)
1. Follow up with the interviewer/employer by writing them a thank you letter sent via email or snail mail. You may also want to send them a handwritten thank you card.

2. Ask about the timelines in them making their decision on the candidate choice. Follow-up with them again via email, if you do not receive a response from them within the timeline they specifically told you.

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Negotiating Factors other than salary for Job Offers

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Sometimes, They choose another candidate…KEEP GOING!

In your career process, you go through the necessary steps of applying for jobs, getting called or email about the interview #1, then interview #2…then you wait…..and wait…..and wait….only to get the email or the call that they went with another candidate.

It happens to all job seekers and it’s part of the job search process. Not every job you #interview for belongs to you. This is the reason I encourage all of you to treat your job search efforts like entrepreneurs treat their lead generation process….just go through the numbers. Don’t take it personal, it is truly just business.

With the numbers game #mindset…you will have so many applications submitted, interviews being setup to attend, you will not have time to focus on the job you didn’t get. Just keep going and run through the number until you get the career opportunity you truly want.

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Ignorance Cost Too Much…

I share my story about my work experience within an organization before starting my college & professional journey in #humanresources. Back then I had no idea how to navigate much less negotiate salaries for any #jobs or #careeropportunities. If you’re looking for help through this process and how it can truly benefit you, go here.

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Second Interview Coaching Tips to Get the Job

You know how nervous you get for the first interview, but your second #interview you must be strategic in your approach when you meet with this employer again.

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There’s some other tips discussed in the video, but ultimately, preparation and research is paramount.

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Only Focus on What You Can Control

When going through the process of looking and #interviewing for career opportunities, there are parts you have absolutely no control over. For example, the candidate the business owner or HR personnel ultimately chooses to fill their #careeropportunity or the company budget determining if the company can afford to offer this #job opportunity….

There’s quite a bit you can control, such as the way you present yourself before, during and after an #interview. Looking for additional help to make sure you give the best & most professional impression, go here to help you fully prepare you all aspects of the interview process.

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Communicate Your Value in the Marketplace

Understanding how to handle yourself when interacting with business owners & #hr during the #jobinterview process is very important. Your level of #professionalism and asking the right questions can determine how lucrative the #jobopportunity can truly be.

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Go Where You Are Celebrated….Not Tolerated

It’s always best to have your preparation tools ready for a storm instead of being caught in a storm without any tools. The same applies to your career path and the difficulties you may experience at times. In this economic climate, ALWAYS have your #careertools ready for use.

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