Targeting Companies: The Bull's Eye Approach
Directly targeting companies for which you'd like to work
is one of the best ways to find a job you'll be happy with.
Maybe you know people who work at a particular company and
rave about their jobs. Or maybe you want to work for the business
that's considered a leader in its field. Targeting allows
you to narrow your range and focus your efforts on a particular
Once you have targeted and researched a company, there are
several approaches you can take:
- Network to find someone who
works at the company and can give you the inside scoop on
whether they're hiring or to find someone willing to give
you an informational
- Call the human resources department to see if there are
any open positions.
- Check the company's Web site to see what jobs are open.
Note that by narrowing your job search, you're going to have
fewer opportunities to explore. If the company is not currently
hiring, you may need to wait, be persistent, and keep yourself
open to other options until something does open up.