How to Create a List of Target Employers

Matt Glodz
How to Create a List of Target Employers

5 Tips for Identifying Target Employers

Creating an effective list of target employers is an important step in any job search.

It helps you focus your efforts on the companies that are the best fit for your skills and goals, and increases your chances of finding the right job.

Here are 5 tips for how to create an effective list of target employers:

1. Research potential employers.

Before you start making your list, take some time to research potential employers and learn about the companies that are in your industry or field of interest.

Look for companies that align with your values and career goals, and consider factors such as company culture, size, location, and industry reputation.

2. Identify companies that have current job openings.

While it's important to consider potential employers that may not have current job openings, it's also a good idea to focus on companies that are actively hiring.

Look for companies that have posted job openings on their website or on job boards, and pay attention to the skills and experience that they are looking for.

This can help you tailor your job search and focus on companies that are a good fit for your background.

3. Network with professionals in your industry.

Networking is a powerful tool for finding job opportunities and learning about potential employers.

Connect with professionals in your industry on LinkedIn or through professional organizations, and ask for recommendations or insights about companies that might be a good fit for you.

You can also ask about the job market in your field and any companies that are currently hiring or expanding.

4. Consider companies that may not be on your radar.

While it's important to focus on your top target employers, it's also a good idea to keep an open mind and consider companies that may not be on your radar.

This might include smaller companies or startups that may not have as high of a profile, but that could still be a great fit for your skills and goals.

5. Evaluate your list regularly.

Your list of target employers should be a living document that you revisit and update regularly.

As you learn more about different companies and the job market in your field, you may find that some companies are no longer a good fit for you or that new companies have emerged that you want to consider. Be sure to review your list regularly and make updates as needed.

In Summary

Creating an effective list of target employers takes time and effort, but it can pay off in the long run by helping you focus your job search and increase your chances of finding the right job.

By following these tips, you can create a list of target employers that reflects your skills, goals, and values, and puts you on the path to success.

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About the AuthorMatt Glodz

Matt Glodz is the Founder and Managing Partner of Resume Pilots and a Certified Professional Resume Writer.

After studying business communication at Cornell University, Matt worked within Fortune 500 companies, where he noted that qualified candidates were frequently denied interview opportunities due to poorly written documents.

At Resume Pilots, Matt combines his business and writing background - which includes prior work for a Chicago Tribune publication - to craft resumes that give his clients the best chance of landing interviews. He works with clients ranging from CEOs to recent graduates and has been writing resumes for over 10 years.

He has been quoted on numerous business and career-related topics in outlets including Business Insider, CNBC, Fortune, Glassdoor, The Ladders, and Thrive Global.

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