Finding a job is never easy. Finding a job you love is even harder. From writing the perfect resume to giving the job interview of a lifetime, we ask CPI’s own Jillian Morton, Technical Recruiter, for her advice on how to be a happy job hunter. In the first installment of #HappyJobHunting, Jillian highlights the importance of producing a well written resume.
She wants job hunters to understand how important it is to make sure that key words from their target job description(s) are reflected in the body of their resume(s).
Jillian suggests that you need to ask yourself whether or not your work experience correlates to the job you are interested in pursuing. If it does, your resume should be written to highlight your relevant and most recent work experience.
In this month’s segment of #HappyJobHunting, Jillian continues to answers your questions on how to become a successful job hunter, by focusing on how to navigate the interview process.
Preparing for an interview can be nerve wracking. But it doesn’t have to be. “The best way to combat the nervousness often associated with a job interview is to make sure you do your homework and come prepared,” said Morton. She also suggests that you spend time conducting online research about the company, the hiring manager and anyone who might be associated with the hiring process. “Most professionals have a well established digital foot print,” Morton continues. “You will set yourself apart from the other candidates, if you pay attention to the details, such as where the hiring manager went to college or what types of professional organizations he or she belongs to.”
And while the interview process is designed to help the hiring manager (and others) determine if you are a fit for the job and the company, it’s also very important for you to decide if the role is right for you. So how do you do that? How do you find out what it’s like to work there? You can conduct online research, including Glassdoor and Indeed, etc. You can also work your network and look to connect with someone who already works there.
Bu ultimately, it’s very difficult to get a complete understanding of the company culture, if you aren’t on the inside. So, it’s important that you ask questions about the company, the job itself and your role in the organization. Jillian gives us her top three follow up questions when interviewing the interviewer. And she also provides us with some additional tips on ensuring that you ace your interview.
Take a moment to check out what she has to say. Good luck and #HappyJobHunting
If you have additional questions on what you can do to become a happy job hunter, please email your queries to Kristie Lohmeier, Marketing Analyst at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will answer your questions next month in our third installment of #HappyJobHunting.