October 26, 2009 by sparktalk
I found a company I think is amazing. I’m about to graduate and want to apply to work there. I looked online and there aren’t any jobs posted. What’s the best way to contact them to learn when they might be hiring recent grads?
Research, research, research… Find out what you can on the internet through the company website and/or twitter and facebook.
If you can, tap into someone who currently works for the company and who might be able to help you. Ask pertinent questions that will help you both present your skills in a meaningful way and do so to the right person. Network yourself into a position to be able to make a positive impression.
Begin thinking about how you would approach a hiring manager or Human Resources. Researching the company and the culture will give you clues about which of your assets to highlight.
In the end, though, your enthusiasm for the company may carry you forward as long as you can present it in a cogent light that causes the employer to notice you as a good match!
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