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How to Find a Job in 72 Hours

Posted by Amy Elisa Jackson

Last Updated Jan 29, 2019
|3 min read

We’re going to let you in on a little secret: the job search doesn’t have to take months. That’s right — landing a new job does not need to drag on if you know where to look.

As the #2 job site in the U.S., Glassdoor helps 45 million people every month find a job across all industries and at every level, from intern to executive. A recent survey revealed that 93% of job seekers and employees today want to be informed about all aspects of a company prior to accepting a job — and the best place for job seekers to do that is on Glassdoor.

Want to get a job in 3 days? Consider this your go-to guide.

Day 1: Get Ready

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Kick things off by starting your Glassdoor profile. Building out your profile on Glassdoor helps us to better customize job opportunities for you, share relevant company review and salary information, and allows you to be discovered by employers. And don’t worry, your reviews will remain anonymous!

Make sure to upload your resume, as that allows you to apply to hundreds of companies on Glassdoor in an instant. So as you’re researching companies, reading reviews, and browsing jobs, you can stay one step ahead of the competition.

Next, follow companies that interest you, saving any job descriptions that catch your eye. Need help figuring out which companies you should follow? Check out our easy-to-use checklist “What to Look for When Researching a Company.”

Day 2: Apply & Prep

Now that you’ve narrowed down the list of companies you’re interested in, it’s time to start putting yourself out there. With Glassdoor, it’s easy to go from search to apply all on one screen — the preview pane on the right allows you to read job descriptions without having to click back and forth between tabs.

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Because your resume is already uploaded, you can pounce. Many jobs feature an “Apply on Glassdoor” button that allows you to apply for a job with just a few clicks. Plus, the estimated salary ranges included in job listings help you instantly find out what you could be paid before applying for a job.

Applied to a few roles already? Don’t stop yet. By tomorrow, an interested recruiter may already be eager to connect with you, so take the rest of Day 2 to read through possible interview questions. Glassdoor has thousands of reviews from candidates who have interviewed at companies worldwide and can speak to which exact questions those recruiters like to ask. Prep your anecdotes, questions and elevator pitch.

Day 3: Lock It In

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Check your email today, because you could have messages from recruiters in your inbox. Because recruiters know that Glassdoor job seekers are 2x more likely to be hired because they are the right fit, they are eager to speak with you.

Don’t be caught off-guard. Be ready. When the phone rings or the email alert sounds, be prepared for a phone interview or quick chat, usually no longer than 30 minutes, during which interviewers assess candidate’s general fit for the open position. Because this is a screening round, the interview questions tend to be open-ended and general. So think about questions like: “What attracted you to this position” and “Why do you think you would be a good fit for this job?”

Remember to be yourself and stay calm — you’ve got this! By the time you hang up the phone, the recruiter should have a great impression of your personality, interests and the research you’ve done about the role and company. And, if all goes according to plan, you’ll be a candidate they cannot resist.


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