Learn about the Hiring Process
Each employer has his or her own hiring process. But here are four common steps. It is important for every job seeker to do well at each step.
Here is a summary of the typical hiring steps
|1. The employer looks for the right people for their job opening.|
|2. The employer screens the applications.|
|Often times, there are many people who apply for one job. The employer removes the ones who aren't a good match. People may not have the right skills or experience. Or they don't do a good job describing themselves. Then, the employer may call candidates on the phone to ask them questions. Or they have people come in for an interview.|
|3. The employer sets up interviews with people who seem to fit their needs.|
At the interview, the employer asks each applicant about their skills and background. They are also looking to see if people will fit with their company. They look for things like a "can do" attitude. They look for people who can get along with others. They also want people who like to learn and work hard.
The job seeker is also interviewing the employer. The job seeker wants to make sure that this job is a good fit.
|4. The employer makes an offer to a selected applicant.|
|The employer chooses the person they want to hire. Then it is time to discuss the job and its benefits. They discuss the salary, benefits, schedule and other things. This is called negotiation. This agreement has to benefit both parties. A job seeker can walk away from an offer if it isn't good for him or her.|
Jobseeker Success Mindset Training
Log into the Career Information System's ReNEW as an Illinois resident Use the Jobseeker Success Mindset Training in ReNEW to learn how to reframe your thoughts and build a more positive approach to a job search. It also offers step by step ideas on succeeeding in interviews.