How to “Get Your Foot in The Door”

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A common question among job seekers is “How do I get my foot in the door?” They could be referring to the door of a company, a new position, or something completely different but the tips we have can help with all of the above.

How to Get Your Foot in The Door

Apply for Open Positions

This one may seem obvious, but it’s a great way to get an interview and really get your foot in the door at a company by just being face to face with someone who is employed there. You should customize your resume with keywords from the job posting to increase your chances of being called in for an interview.

Learn a New Skill

If for some reason your skillset is a bit short or not as refined as you like it, you can learn a new skill that can put you on the map of your desired employer. Whether it’s something like coding, time management or even basic knowledge of another language, more skills are always a welcomed addition to your resume.

Network With People You Already Know

Networking can be a daunting task to some but you’d be surprised as to how many people you know that may have a connection that’s close to your desired position at a company. Start small with friends’ parents or an uncle you know in the industry you’re looking into. Just by simply mentioning you have an interest in a certain company can linger in their minds and they may come across an opportunity for you in the future. Use our busy business community as a stepping stone into networking!

Research the Company/Position

Research, research, research. If you are close to getting that foot in the door, it’s important to know as much as you can about the company, position, and/or the interviewer. This kind of knowledge can help immensely and really impress the person looking for a new hire.

By following some of these tips you can ensure you can get at least a close look from the company, after that it’s up to you and how you’re able to close the deal and get hired!

 

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