Hi ,

Question: the last time
you applied for a job or internship, how much time did you spend on research before applying or the interview?

If you’re only skimming a career page and Glassdoor reviews before submitting an application or an interview, you’re doing yourself a disservice.

Spend more time on fewer applications, and I promise, you’ll get further along in the process.

We post lots of content about FindSpark Employers to give you an inside look into their culture and give you an excuse to reach out to members of their team.

For instance, looking to work at a rapidly-growing company? Check out tips from team members at Collibra on how you can land and crush an entry-level position:

Use articles to learn more about their culture and values so you can customize your resume and cover letter, better understand how to answer interview questions, and know what questions to ask the recruiters at interviews.

And it’s not just about reading about companies, it’s about connecting with people who work there. A great way to do that is through social media.

Today, Hill Holliday is taking over the FindSpark Instagram and Snapchat:

This is the perfect opportunity for you to learn about this awesome agency with locations in NYC and Boston. We encourage you to DM questions you have for their team members! This is your chance to ask smart questions and connect with people in real-time.

And finally, there’s nothing like connecting with people IRL to learn more about industries, roles, and companies— to make friends and meet mentors.

There are lots of ways to discover networking events and the investment of your time and money is a worthwhile one.

At FindSpark, we’re all about creating unique opportunities for you to connect with top employers and mentors.

We’re thrilled to share our next IRL event: Keep It Cloudy: An Exclusive Mentoring Night with Cloudreach on September 18th in NYC.

This free event will give select FindSpark members — including those looking to make a career change, re-enter the workforce, and folks from underrepresented backgrounds — the opportunity to gain advice and insights about working in tech from mentors at Cloudreach in a low-pressure setting.

Spots are limited! Request your invite here:

Remember, it’s not always just about finding the next best gig, it's about continuing to build your network. You never know how a single relationship or interaction could alter your career path for the better.

What we do know is that investing in forming relationships is one of the best things you can do for your career.

Have any questions on these topics? Or any insights you'd like to share in article form for the FindSpark community?

Reply to this email and let me know!

Happy Hustling,
Emily Miethner
Founder, CEO, FindSpark
Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
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