The Staffing Industry Analysts have issued a forecast for India in 2017, saying that “hiring activity will be led by IT” among others. We at Horizontal Integration are naturally excited for this, and we want to help you get started. Here are three things job seekers should start researching to prepare for their next job.
First, research the company. This may seem easy, but a quick look at a company’s website isn’t enough. The day-to-day reality of a company goes much deeper than its front page. In your research, try to discover some of the following:
- problems the company is working to overcome
- projects currently underway
- how the company is owned and how money is made
- cultural and personal expectations
Drill down to the department you’re applying to work in. Find the department head’s LinkedIn and look at blog posts, papers and presentations they’ve written. Consider how these factors might reflect the department they’re working to develop.
Second, research yourself. Make sure you’ve matched the required and desired skills in a job posting to definable, measurable achievements of your own. Find the hardest interview questions you can and practice your answers until you’re sure of them. After figuring out the company’s culture, figure out the ways that you’ll fit in. Read the mood of the room and respond accordingly. Assemble a list of questions beforehand: if you’re anxious about hearing back after an interview, ask about the timeline; if you value perks such as food and outings, ask about benefits.
Of course, this is only the beginning. Resumes, industry trends and more can affect the hiring process. If you have questions, learn more and connect with a recruiter today (http://www.horizontalintegration.in/staffing-agency) We’re here to help.