Mini Sharma shares helpful tips and explains how building your profile and expanding your network can lead to new, boundless opportunities.
As a Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant at Assurant and with 18 years of combined recruiting and staffing experience, I’ve always been passionate about making an impact on candidates’ lives. It is my mission to help candidates find their dream jobs and become much more fulfilled in their professional and personal lives. I’ve outlined some tips to not only ensure you as a candidate are matched with the right employer, but also equip yourself to showcase your skills and experience to land your dream job.
Choose Company Culture & Values That You Align With
Remember that when you’re interviewing for a role within a company, you’re also interviewing them to see if they’re the right fit for your career goals and lifestyle. Make sure a company’s values align with yours and try to get a sense of the culture within the organization. This will help ensure that it’s the kind of environment where you can flourish.
But how do you learn about a company’s culture or values without directly speaking to a current employee? Here are a few resources you can use to gather information about a company:
What Kind of Benefits Do They Offer?
Benefits are a great way to see how companies invest in their employees. A dynamic benefits package can show that an employer places a heavy value on their employees’ happiness, growth and well-being. Everyone’s needs are different, so strong employers will offer benefits that aren’t intended as a one-size-fits-all solution.
If you’re in strong consideration for the opportunity and you’re curious about the company’s benefits package, you can ask the Recruiter or HR Representative for more details.
Consider Job Security & Growth Opportunities
Ask questions during the interview process so that you can get a clearer picture of how the company is performing, financially. It is also a good idea to ask what advancement opportunities might be available in the future if you were to exceed expectations in the role.
When you interview the company, it allows the recruiter to articulate what makes this company unique. And when you inquire about career growth, it tells the recruiter you’re not only confident and ambitious, but you’re looking for a long-term commitment in your next role.
Consider questions like:
How to Stand Out from Other Candidates
If you want to find out more about Assurant and take the next step in your career, explore our Careers page to learn more and apply.