Do your research

It is easy to apply a few filters on the job board and apply to all the job ads that show up. However, that job may not be perfect for you. And after going through weeks of job hunts and interviews, do you really want to end up in a job you hate from the first month?

To avoid this, it is best to not only research the position you are looking for and its responsibilities, but you should also research the company, the industry and try connecting to a few of their employees to get some feedback. Researching the company before applying gives you an idea on what that company’s core processes are and where exactly will you be fitting in. Research on the industry will give you an idea about what to expect in terms of salary, working hours, workload and working conditions. And connecting to the employees will give you an idea about the management’s working style and an overall sense of how will like going to work every morning. No one wants to see a bunch of tensed or grumpy faces in the morning.

Of course you don’t have to do all this research before you even apply for a job, but knowing what to do saves up a lot of valuable time in the decision making process. It will ease out your filtration process and help you put efforts into chasing those 1-2 jobs that you really want, instead of asking your friends on advice on what they think is the best way to go.

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