How to Get a Job Interview
Thanks to all the technological advancements we have made, meeting new people and networking has never been easier. The key to a job interview is basically people. The more people you meet, the more job opportunities you will have.
How to Get a Job Interview Debbie Benami-Rahm: On behalf of tvlesson.com, my name is Debbie Benami-Rahm; a career expert with DBR Career Services. Let's talk a little bit about how you actually get a job interview. Nowadays, we’re very fortunate, because of our technology and because of the internet, because of social media. It's very easy to find people. People are the connection to your interview. Okay, you’ve decided on the industry, you’ve decided on a company, you found a great position. Now, you’ve applied and you're waiting, you're waiting for that all important time that you can personally present your skills, knowledge, talents, and abilities to the organization, so how do you get in there? Right now, the market is flooded with talented people. The key, it's all about the people connection. You have got to find an internal champion within an organization that’s going to either physically go tot eh human resources department for you or pick up a phone and say I have a referral for you. Many of the organizations have vey robust employee referral programs, that mean that they pay their employees a very nice bonus in order to refer qualified candidates that actually get hired. So bearing that in mind, this is a great way to approach people, maybe you're a little bit shy about asking, could you please put in a good word for me. Remember, that it could financially benefit them as well as you, when you finally get that job. So, pick up the phone, call someone that you know that works in the company and say I've just applied for XX position, please help me get an interview. Who do you know that you could ask to find out what the status is of the interviews. Who do you know that could push my application through to be reviewed before or at least at the beginning of all of the other applications. And what do you suggest that I do to really finalize this?