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Why You Should Study The Company You're Applying For

Most people approach job hunting the same way. They look for companies that have job openings and send out resumes and application letters in bulk. They usually reserve all their energy for the job interview, where they hope to leave an impression good enough to be remembered and eventually hired. This is all good, but there's just so much more that you can do to increase your chances of being hired.

One way to increase your chances of getting hired is to study the company you're applying for. This is especially true if you really want that particular job post. At any rate, there are a few reasons why you need to do this.

You Can Edit Your Resume

One way to go about applying for companies is to customize each resume for every company you apply for. If you study each company you'll be sending these resumes to, you can grab their attention by putting only the most relevant skills and job experiences you have that will be useful to the company. This will make you look as someone that they need for the position, and not just someone that can be trained.

You Want It

You've probably heard the saying, "It's not about who's better. It's about who wants it more." This is true for job hunts as well. By knowing everything and more about the company you're applying for, you'll be seen as someone who really wants the job. You are passionate about the company, enough to have you research who they are and what they do. If your resume shows that you have a good repertoire of skills, it's even better. You become someone who is perfect for the job AND wants to work for them.

You'll Fit Right In

If you already know the company by heart, you'll also be seen as someone who will have no trouble fitting in. This is especially true if you're applying for a supervisory position. If you know the company's vision, then you should be a good candidate for a position that will steer the company into a better future. Most companies hire interns or former students who spent their on-the-job training on their facilities. This is enough proof that they hire people who fit right in.

You'll Breeze Through The Training

While training materials are often well-kept trade secrets, knowing how the company operates means you will have an easier time grasping insider concepts compared to other candidates. If your knowledge of the company and their products and services is backed up by good, relevant job experiences, it's even better. For instance, if you have worked as a telemarketer before, then you're already equipped with the skills needed to make sales even at a customer service representative position.

We often hit speed bumps when job-hunting, and it's easy to become so desperate that we mindlessly apply for a bunch of companies just hoping to get interviewed. When we do get to the job interview phase, we often fail because we just don't stand out. Studying the company you're applying for gives you a better chance to stand out. Combine it with a well-written curriculum vitae and you will soon have the job of your dreams.

Author's Bio:

Marion Wendell is a freelance blogger who loves to write about her experiences in job-hunting back in the day and has been in the job recruitment business for more than five years. Whether looking for simple jobs in Australia or a bank jobs in Singapore, she has a wealth of ideas, tips, advice and suggestions to new job-seekers and help them land the job of their dreams.


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