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4 Things the "Jersey Shore" Can Teach You About Finding a Job

Christina Macres | NonProfitPeople

Random Hook-Ups:

Jersey Definition:

A no-strings-attached sexual relationship, most times with someone random and always non-committal. Note: If a “hook-up” relationship becomes somewhat loyal, it can then be considered a “booty call."

Job Seeking Translation:

Right now, the job market is rough. Now, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t jobs, it does mean, however, that you may have to kiss a few frogs or go on a few interviews, before finding your prince. It also means, you shouldn’t turn down a perfectly good opportunity, just because it’s not your ideal job.
Take a cue from The Shore and don’t be picky!

Slammin’ Tip:

Because the position may not be your ideal, you may not know as much about the industry or company as you’d like. Don’t let this be a hindrance, instead make it an opportunity.

How? Research!

1. Google It

Check out the company website, as well as, other web mentions. These investigations will give you information about what the company is doing, whom it’s involved and, as a result, what it values in an employee.

2. About Us

This section of the company website will provide you with the profile of the company. Be sure to keep in mind the important points and mention them in the interview.

3. News and Press Releases

Read over this section of the website. This will provide you with valuable information about the newest projects, as well as, recent company changes.

4. Competitive Analysis

Search for information about the company’s competitors. This will allow you to be more informed about the industry and will help you answer questions about marketing strategies during your interview. 

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