Happy Monday everyone! We hope that you had an awesome weekend full of recharge heading into this week. For all of our candidates, regardless of your age, background, or career pursuit, there is no denying that Spring career recruitment season is among us! So, if you’re in the market for a new position, pursuing post-grad work, or otherwise seeking work of any type, keep reading below…
How to Get Started…
Now that most applications are being posted to online platforms like LinkedIn, it’s easy to become a candidate whose resume or cover letter gets lost in the mix. So, ahead of or even after submitting your initial materials, we highly recommend doing your research and figuring out if you have any connections to the company you’re applying to. This may look like alumni, a family friend, a friend’s friend, or any “second-degree” connection you have to the source. No matter who you find, most everyone is willing to engage in a quick coffee chat to teach you more about their role and the company!
Building Connections and Getting Your “Foot-in-the-Door”
After your informational interview concludes, we strongly believe in creating that chain reaction and seeking out new contacts from your conversation. Without pushing or putting pressure on the person your speaking to, we encourage you to try and broaden your knowledge by asking to connect to additional individuals, teammates, or coordinators that could help you learn more! Most all employees are excited about the prospect of a new employee, and above all are willing to help. So don’t be afraid to take the conversation one step further and expand your new network!
After your initial conversations, you may be at the point of a first-round interview! Congratulations! This is an exciting time to showcase your hard work and prove why you are the best candidate for the role at hand. Tune in Thursday for our best tips to prepare and nail the first impression in a virtual or in-person setting.
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