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Your Job Search Super Power – Step 3: Research Begins

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Can you think of a company that is not yet online? Neither can I because very few exist. And this is good news because you can now easily gather all the necessary details to craft the perfect pitch for when you call your potential employer.

How does a company website help you craft your perfect pitch? What details should you be looking for and how do you get started?

First, you want to understand the basics of the company. What does it do – and does this interest you? Who are the customers and where do they come from? What are the standard working hours? How far will you need to travel? What are the company’s values?

Once you’ve decided that this could be a great place for you to work, you want to look for a page where they might post employment opportunities. These pages are often called different things, (jobs, career opportunities, work for us are some examples), so keep your eyes peeled.

Here’s a screenshot from my phone:

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  1. I did a Google search for “Apple”.
  2. I chose the second option that appeared, which read “Apple – Canada”. 
  3. Then I scrolled to the bottom of the page where I saw the options you see listed in the screenshot.
  4. I pressed on “About Apple”… 
  5. And there I found what I was looking for: “Job Opportunities”

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No jobs posted? No problem. 

Jobs posted but not what you’re looking for? No problem.

The purpose here is to gain as much information. An essential part of building your job search super power is getting comfortable with doing lots of research. The more you learn about a company, the easier it will be to call them … and do an outstanding interview. 

When you do make the call, you want to make sure you speak to the right person. Who’s that going to be? Well, figuring this out is the next super power you need to develop. I’ll share it with you in my next post, scheduled for September 1.

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