The Only Way You’ll Get Hired

February 14, 2017

Career Advice

8214124711_a9f6738627_z“Check me out on LinkedIn!”

“Give me a call, here’s my number!”

“I’d be a perfect fit for any position in your company! Message me!” 

Recruiters and HR department team members see things like this all the time, especially on social media. Some job seekers believe that sending a “You should hire me!” message is as effective as actually applying for a position. It’s not.

Companies hire new employees for one reason: to fulfill a need within the company. Employees solve the problems that companies have. You need to be the best solution for a specific problem. You may be a great person and a great employee but unless a company has a specific need for your skills, they can’t hire you.

The first step is sending in a sparkling application for an available position. You want to make it as easy as possible for a company to hire you. Asking them to do the leg work by browsing your online profiles and then finding a job that would be a fit for you is not the best way to conduct your job search. It’s your responsibility to see if there’s a position at that company that’s appropriate for you, not the other way around.

If you can’t solve that first problem–how to find and apply for an open position–how will a company be able to trust that you can solve other problems that get thrown your way? You need to be the one that goes out of your way to sell yourself throughout the job search and interview process.

At Spectrum Brands, we list all of our available position on our careers website. You can set up job alerts for new openings. We also tweet new job listings on Twitter @WorkatSpectrum and share postings on LinkedIn.

Image via kate hiscock/Flickr. 

About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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