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How to: Company Research





Company research – Where you would like to work can be challenging if you don’t know what to look for and where to look. Below you will find some great suggestions from my LinkedIn ‘connects’.

Serge Bronstein 
Look for a solid reputable company run by solid reputable people. Don’t be afraid to ask them questions. If you have any doubts, let the job go. A lot of people will waste your time.

Ed Han  on Twitter 
1. Stability. Is the business financially stable? If not, are they poised to do something interesting? If they’re public, this is easy to learn by checking out equity research reports on the business. For private businesses, the D&B Million Dollar Database is helpful in understanding this.
2. What is the business model? Are they a products, services or both organization? Who are the customers and why do they give their money to this business rather than a competitor?
3. What is the culture? Are they very aggressive or more congenial? Is the culture a good fit for the candidate?
4. Most importantly: who do you know there? LinkedIn itself is a terrific resource for this. It’s also a good way to build a list of aspirational contacts: people with whom one wishes to connect.

Bill Conerly 
First, information to help in the interview. Know the company’s history, products, delivery methods, recent financials, challenges, opportunities, etc. (Then in the interview ask about how your work would relate to all this.)
Second, information to help you determine if you want to work there. Too many interviewees are strictly in sales mode, never wondering if this is a good fit for them. Talk to current employees as much as possible. Linked In is great for finding them. Ask them what their frustrations were. Then ask the hiring manager what employee frustrations are. You’ll never find a job without frustrations, but if the manager is clueless, look for another opportunity.

Successful Career Shift

Thank you so much for your comments, sharing, connecting and listening to Tips2GetaJob internet radio and podcast over the years! I’m making a career shift well kinda sorta. The point is I will not podcast, blog or post on social media as much as I was doing before. @Forbes calls it a Successful Career Shift. Here’s the link to read about it

Are you making a career shift? If so, leave a comment below and share your story!

Please enjoy the podcast slam pack with a variety of topics including, job searching, social media, networking, interviews, resumes and more.

How To Get A Job: Lindsay Shoemake

How to get a job segment on Tips2GetaJob radio. Our guest host: Lindsay Shoemake currently resides in Atlanta, where she works full-time as an Account Coordinator. When she’s not working, Lindsay runs a successful blog, along with freelance social media marketing and PR work. Lindsay has been featured in well-known publications for her expertise in personal branding and was recently featured as a Twitter influencer. In the future, Lindsay hopes to own her own business, incorporating integrated social marketing and public relations.

Lindsay Shoemake






In this episode here’s what we’ll cover:

• How Lindsay got her job
• What it takes to open doors into the industry
• The type of education you should obtain
• How to stay current in the industry
• The top 2 ways to network
• What top 2 blogs are the best in the industry
• The top 2 job search strategies that can get you hired

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

The Blue Sky Agency
That Working Girl
USA Today
Jezebel Magazine
PR Daily
Ad Week
The Every Girl
The Glitter Guide

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Featured Friday Expert Recruiter Erin M. Stevens

Our Featured Friday Expert is Erin M. Stevens, PHR, MAHR. Quirky human resources Recruiting Manager with four years experience in full cycle recruiting in a Social Services and Non-Profit setting. Obtained PHR certification prior to entering the HR field and recently obtained Masters of Arts in Human Resources from an accredited University. Favorite fields of study include recruiting, engagement, and turnover reduction practices, while increasing retention.

Recruiter Erin M Steven






In this episode here’s what we’ll cover:

  • What to expect from a full cycle recruiter
  • How to get a recruiters attention
  • Why referrals work best to get a job
  • How to ace behavioral assessments
  • The top 2 strategies to stay current in your industry
  • The different ways to obtain education
  • Why you should use social media
  • What blogs you should read
  • The top 2 recruiting sources
  • The best way to use job boards
  • Does and Don’ts to interviewing

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

 Goodwill of Southern Indiana
 Southern Indiana SHRM
Predictive Index
Blogging 4 Jobs
Undercover Recruiter
To contact Erin M. Stevens on Twitter and LinkedIn

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Do you need help with your job search? Click here to schedule a job coaching session!

Click here for a free job coaching session.

Got a question? Click here to drop you question into the form.

Now we want to hear from you! Click the ‘comment’ link above and share your experience.

How To Get A Job

Our guest host today on how to get a job segment of the show is Ree in Atlanta. She’s worked in Government and Private Sector in a variety of fields including medical, retail, and finance.

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Jacqui: Can you share with our listeners how you found your current job?

Ree: Sure. I actually went into a store to sell some precious metals and the lady I had talked with really just took to my personality and told me that I would be a great asset with her company, and she thought that I should, you know, apply for a job. And so I was really shocked by that, but I took her advice and I applied for the job, and she said that she would also put a word in with HR for me. That’s not something she normally does, but she really felt that I would be a great fit there. So, about a month later, I was called in for an interview and, you know, they also asked me how I knew the lady, and I let them know that I was a guest and I came in and purchased some things, and she just really liked my personality. And so, you know, next thing I know, I was hired on the job, so it really was, you know, me going in and networking, and you know, establishing a relationship with someone. So, I was referred.

Jacqui: Wow, that was really, good. What did you say?

Ree: I was just saying that it was a little different for me because I was out of my normal field. So, it wasn’t something that I had done before. It’s totally different for me to be in precious metals versus, you know, as you mentioned my background with finance or medical. I’m really shocked about how things can just change just like that.

Jacqui: What would you suggest that job seekers do now to find a job? What would you say would be the best thing to do or what to consider doing?

Ree: For one, I’d like to say be open-minded. If it is something you have an interest in, you know, try to open an avenue, even if it’s something that’s totally different than what you have the skills in. Just talk to people. Networking is a great resource, you know, and a great tool in order to open doors and, you know, to kind of see where you could fit in. So I think networking is a great thing and talking to people. Think outside the box.

Jacqui: Right. I’m so glad you shared that with our listeners, because that is one of the things that I’m always telling job seekers; that, step away from that computer. Get out and talk to people. Referrals work best. Like the story that you just shared proved the point that a referral helped your resume along the way. So, I would definitely suggest that people do that, because it pays off and you were able to find a job.

Ree: Very true. I’m a firm believer of it and, you know, I’m a living testimony that it really does work.

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