To Apply or Not to Apply…

April 4, 2017

Career Advice

The job search process can be long and demanding, which can cloud your decision-making abilities and at times can make you feel desperate. Let’s say you stumble upon a listing for an available opportunity in your area but you’re not totally excited about it. What should you do?

Practice makes perfect.
With each job application you fill out and every interview you complete, you are sharpening your skills. When the perfect opportunity presents itself, you’ll be better prepared if you’ve been through the process a few times beforehand.

Remember: you can always say no.
Applying for a job is not the same as accepting a job. If there is something within the job listing that intrigued you — a short commute time, an interesting company, a new field — go ahead and apply. You’ll have plenty of time to ask more questions during the interview process.

Don’t apply if there’s an obvious deal breaker.
If you’re not totally excited about the job because you’d never want to deal with a lengthy commute or the salary is not even close to what you’re looking for, move on. Don’t waste your time applying for positions that don’t meet your personal career happiness requirements.

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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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