How To Research

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How to research a position then using LinkedIn to connect with someone in your network for an informational interview.

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  • Start your search by looking for jobs in your field of interest
  • Next, do research on what to expect for salary and companies in that field
  • Find people you know working there that you can network with to find out about the culture, expectations and to request assistance getting your resume to the hiring manager
  • Start with the easy options – use a career engine like Indeed to see if the role matches your background and interest
  • The overview in Glassdoor can provide you lots of details
  • Don’t forget to apply for the position if it’s a good fit for you!
  • How To Research

    1. 1. ResearchWhat does it mean to research a job, company or position?
    2. 2.  What kind of information are you looking for? ◦ Specific company (their website) ◦ Salary and culture info (Glassdoor) ◦ Military translator (H2H) ◦ People you know (LinkedIn) ◦ Current openings (Career Builder, Monster, The Ladders) ◦ Popular companies (GI Jobs, Best Companies to Work For) ◦ Values (What Color is Your Parachute)
    3. 3.  How do you search? ◦ Boolean strings ◦ Uses operators to find matches ◦ Include keywords and limit info that is not relevant Finding info on a company page? ◦ Look for Careers on company website (outline)
    4. 4. Examples – Boolean search string
    5. 5. Examples – Glassdoor salary
    6. 6.  Search string: Hometown People you know Companies you want to work for People in groups Schools you’ve attendedExamples - LinkedIn
    7. 7. Step 1 – Search for ideasStep 2 – Check links
    8. 8. Step 3 – Research the company
    9. 9. Step 4 – Network!

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