We talk about the job search on here a lot. We want you to be prepared for the job interview so you can correctly answer all the questions asked and even know what questions to ask. But before you get to that stage, you gotta do your research. As you complete your application for Job You Want at Hopeful Company, keep these two websites handy.
Linkedin is more than just an online resume and place for potential baes. It holds a wealth of information about the people who will interview you. You can also snoop around and learn about the people in the department you want to work for as well as the person who you’ll be replacing. Look at their work experience, collegiate background, and any other projects they’ve worked on. How long have they been in that position? Did they climb up in the organization or come from somewhere else? Do the manager-level employees have graduate degrees? Did everyone in this company attend the same college? Do they encourage diversity? Taking all of these things into account after you hit submit could help make or break your decision if you get that call for a phone interview.
Glassdoor is where you get all the tea on the company. Current and potential employees leave reviews that you can read (after creating an account, of course) that detail the pros, cons and opinions of the CEO. You can also gain insight on the interviewing process and benefits package. Granted, these things can change and are all relative to the employee/position, but they can help provide prospective. Like, if someone in logistics or transportation is complaining about the warehouse and you’re applying to a position within their finance department, you might take that review with a grain of salt. But if someone in sales is boasting about the quarterly performance trips that are hosted by the C-level guys, you could peep that the boys that bring in money are the company favorites.
So once you’ve received that confirmation email to say that your application has been submitted, open up two more tabs. See what you might be getting yourself into. This will provide great content for your phone interviews and knowledge once you get the job (because you will get the job—we’re claiming it). Good luck, boo!