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How did you hear about this position?

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    How did you hear about this position?

      Companies will often ask this question because they want to know which of their candidate attraction strategies are delivering the best results. They also ask because they would like to understand if an employee referral is involved. Employee referral based hires are statistically more successful, as they are happier employees who stay longer. You can be brief and to the point in your reply.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I learned about this role from when searching for internship opportunities. I believe the keywords that I used were 'recent graduate' and 'business development.' I hope that information is helpful to you!"

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Admin interview

      "The position details were sent to me by a former colleague who knew that I was looking for a role within the oil and energy industry. I believe she saw your job posting on an industry-specific job board. I can find the details for you if you would like."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Manager interview

      "I was referred to this position by your employee, John Doe. He mentioned to me that you were searching externally for this floor manager position and thought of me right away."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Marketing interview

      "A recruiter from ABC Recruitment firm approached me regarding this role. After meeting with her and reviewing all of the details, I knew this position was a fantastic fit for me, which is when I chose to apply."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Retail interview

      "When shopping in the mall last weekend, I noticed the 'Now Hiring' sign in your window. I came by the next day and dropped my resume off with your assistant manager. Thank you for seeing me so quickly!"

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Sales interview

      "I worked with one of your clients on a major project a couple of months ago, and he mentioned that your company was hiring. This particular person knew that I was looking for career growth and a change. I am thrilled he thought of me."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Teacher interview

      "I applied to your school shortly after relocating to this city. Your facility is just a few blocks from my home. The location is convenient, but I have also heard great things through the teaching community here."

      Anonymous Answer

      "I learned about this role from LinkedIn while searching for full-time opportunities. I believe the keywords were recent graduate and healthcare management."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Fabulous! You are super-specific, which the hiring authority should appreciate.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I read about it on Indeed."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Good! If you remember any specific search terms, this data is always very helpful for a company and their future hiring efforts.

      "I came across your position on Indeed after searching for {job title} positions."

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