4 Tips for Using Glassdoor for Research before an InterviewShannon Hall
According to Glassdoor, 2 out of 3 employees say they’ve found a new job to be different than the expectations set during interviews. Luckily, Glassdoor has created a platform in order to inform and prepare employees for their experience at a new company. Below are 3 tips for using Glassdoor during your job search to research the best companies who are actively hiring.
Read Employee Reviews
Glassdoor can be an extremely valuable tool when it comes to evaluating what it might really be like to work for a company. Employees use Glassdoor to post anonymous reviews of their experience within a company. These reviews can often be insightful. However, it’s important to be sure that you are not being misinformed. Fake or forced reviews by employers can often skew a perspective on a company, and an overly negative review from one angry employee can also be misleading. Multiple reviews in a short time could be fake reviews. Be sure that you read beyond the first review on the page. If you see that a specific problem is repeated across multiple reviews, it could indicate a real issue within the company. This could be a red flag to steer clear and to submit your application somewhere else.
Research Interview Process
Candidates who have been interviewed by a company are able to share details about their interview experience on Glassdoor in order to help future candidates prepare. This is an excellent way to become familiar with the company’s process so that you know exactly what to expect. Candidates can rate the difficulty of the interview and you can view the average rating. Some details that are available regarding interviews include the length of the process, number of interviewers, as well as specific questions that were asked. This information can help you prepare for your interview ahead of time as well as get an idea of the interview style.
View Salary and Compensation Information
Companies will often leave salary off of job ads, but you can often find out what they are willing to offer. Glassdoor collects a lot of data on salary and compensation. Not only are you able to view what employees at a specific company are making, you can also see what people with your job title within a certain area are making. This can help you to evaluate whether or not a company is offering fair compensation for a specific job. If you notice that a company is offering far below the market rate, it might be best to avoid them in your job search.
Create an Account for Extra Info
While some information is available to the general public, Glassdoor reserves most of the detailed information about a company for those who sign up for a Glassdoor account. An account is free and can greatly assist you throughout your job search. It can often be accessed through an existing Google or Facebook account. Glassdoor may ask for information about your current employer in return, so it’s up to you what you are willing to share in exchange. You can skip over more sensitive questions about your employer and salary if you prefer. Once you have a Glassdoor account, a lot more information about potential employers will be available to you.
Glassdoor can be extremely useful during a job search when evaluating which companies are best and which ones should be avoided. Taking the time to research a company can help you to be more prepared. With the help of Glassdoor, you can move forward in your job search with confidence.
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