How to Identify Potential Positions
As you start looking for open positions that you have selected in your Career Action Plan, individuals can research in two ways: Identify open positions or identify companies/organizations that have the positions you have selected.
1. Identify open positions across multiple employers. Below are some online tools (select at least 5):
2. Identify companies/organizations that have the positions you selected and complete at least 2 steps below
- Visit their website to look for job opportunities (Careers, etc.)
- Participate at Hiring Events that your potential companies/organizations attend.
- Follow their Social Media (“Like” and start building a rapport with company)
- Reach out to the company: via email, Social Media (direct message), phone call
- Stop by and show your interest in the company and potential openings. Let them guide you on how to proceed with the application process.
3. Once you have found these open positions. The next step is to research the roles, duties, minimum requirements, and expectations of each position. You will find this information in the Job Description. Identify the key words, themes, and competencies for these roles.
4. Please submit the information on three potential positions you would consider applying for and why those three positions
How to Perform Company Research
Researching the company you are interested in is vital information. From knowing possible job opportunities and descriptions, opportunities for advancement, and pay scale, and company culture. You may be asked during your interview about what you know about the company, and any knowledge of the company you can share during your interview will show them that you have your done homework and are interested in working for them.
Please use all the following resources to get to know a company that you have interest in. You will be sharing this information as a group during face to face class time.
2. Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)
3. Glassdoor (Visit Glassdoor.com for company culture insight, past interview questions that have been asked and pay scale for jobs.)
4. News Articles
5. Check with your networks (those who work at those places you, interview, ask questions, etc.)
6. Payscale (Visit Payscale.com to find the pay scale for a position you would be interested in at the company of your choice.)