Found a job opportunity? No matter if you found it yourself or if you outsourced the job search, be sure to double check your future employer on the Glassdoor website!
- Check Employee's feedback
- Get an unbiased inside look
- Check if you are in for a horror trip or a dream job
What you need to do to get unlimited access
When you start using the site, you’ll soon find out that you need to make a free account to get all the information. Go ahead and do this, it’s worth the five seconds.
Sign up with…
- your email
- or Facebook
Then, you will have access to all the insider info about the companies for 30 days. To extend that to unlimited access, you need to provide your own review.
(Exception: if you are a student, you can sign up with your student email and get 12 month access to everything!)
Personally, I chose to share the experience I made in one of my job interviews. This took me less than 5 minutes.
Use Glassdoor for your Job Search
You can use this service for research of job openings – or let your virtual assistant take care of that. This is actually a great example of time consuming, tedious daily research that could be well outsourced.
Wouldn’t getting a pre-screened, cleaned up daily report including background research from the companies offering relevant job openings be useful…?
Ways this service can help you with your job hunt:
Regular notifications about job openings
Chances for Networking and referrals through friends if you use this site via Facebook. (Similar to LinkedIn and Xing!) Use the power of your “inside connections” to get you in touch with the people that actually have the power to provide you with your dream job!
Exchange honest and anonymous insider info
Since the info you submit is anonymous, you don’t have to be afraid about your employer finding out about bad feedback and firing you, for example.
In the same way, the provided reviews reflect the honest opinions of the users.
Of course, you need to interpret the reviews carefully. If you find mainly great reviews about a global company, but a few bad ones in between, this does not mean that the company is “evil” as a whole.
Also, people from different career levels and even different countries are posting. This is especially important for big, global enterprises.
That’s why you should use these reviews as a way to orient yourself.
Take them with a grain of salt.
Compare salary levels between the companies
Salary is important.
Nevertheless, many people don’t like to talk honestly about their salary.
The good news:
Glassdoor also allows you to research salary levels from the different companies.
Be sure to compare thoroughly before you start negotiating your salary.
It’s always wise to know what you can ask for.
Feel free to do a test search for your last salary in the widget on the right!
In China, this is different, or so I heard on a seminar about intercultural communication.
Apparently, it’s very common there to ask about family, income and other personal details very early in the conversation.
Learn about challenges in the job interview process
Are you preparing yourself for a job interview?
Great! Use the information about the interview process of the company you are invited to to prepare yourself as good as possible.
Useful Information so far? Then click the “Like” Button! 🙂
What part can you outsource to your Virtual Assistant?
This site is about smartly outsourcing tedious work to a Virtual Assistant, so that you can focus on what is important to you. Here’s what you can safely outsource without risking anything or getting into trouble:
- Setting up an account and getting you unlimited access (your VA can share his work experience if he has had a “real job” before)
- The job research and hunt for open positions (don’t outsource writing applications!)
- Researching salary levels
- Pre-Screening job offers by quality levels of the enterprise – or informing you ahead of time and warning you from “bad bosses” ahead of time
Ready to learn how to get a VA?