Informed Communications | Foundation 4 – Lesson 8

Go back to Job Search Prep Syllabus.


We’ve spent the past few days working towards helping you develop great research skills, and hopefully we’ve succeeded. Now it’s time to make sure that you’re aligning how you use those skills with the right goals. For your homework, set some specific goals for your research. Focus on how your research will drive how you communicate.

Here are some example goals:

– I want to know what my interviewer’s career path has been so that I can better understand her.

– I want to locate everywhere that the job that I’m applying for has been posted to figure out how long the position has been open and to see if they are communicating their needs differently on any other sites.

– I want to be able to ask my interviewer a specific question about a recent event that has affected the company.

Share your goals below.

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2 responses to “Informed Communications | Foundation 4 – Lesson 8”

  1. mdabhi says:

    Here are my goals:

    – I want to ask my interviwer how the need for this position began so what was the problem that needed to be solved by the organisation. Plus it gives me an oppurtunity to see where I fit into the companies story.

    – I want to know about my interviever’s background so I can answer any questions they might have about my suitability for the role.

    – I want to find out as I much as I can about the company/organisation so I can determine whether the company/organisation is a right fit for me.

    – I want to discover and find out that the job I’ve made an application for has just been created recenty or has it been around for longer. So what’s the need for posting the job and what happened to the person doing the job.

  2. Willy Franzen says:

    Right on!

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