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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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Where did you find our job posting?

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  1. 1.

    Where did you find our job posting?

      How to Answer

      The employer would like to know what methods and resources you are using in your job search so they can determine which of their advertising methods is working best. You can expand your answer to include any other exposure you have had to the company.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I initially saw your job posting on LinkedIn. However, I have been exposed to your organization many times before through your radio commercials and advertisements on Facebook."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "I've been looking at job postings on Indeed, so I believe this is where I found your job posting."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "Word of mouth is the most powerful form of advertising! A friend that works in your Finance Department referred me here. We worked together many years back."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "ZipRecruiter has been my new favorite place to look for fresh opportunities, and that is where I came across yours. Before seeing your job posting, I was familiar with your agency through some of your advertising efforts."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "For the last eight months, I have been contemplating a move and keeping my eye out for the perfect opening. When I saw this position open on your website, I knew I had to go for it, and I am so happy I did!"

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "I heard your CEO speak at a networking event and the company sounded like a perfect fit, so I've been keeping my eye open for a job posting on your site, and now here we are."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "A colleague of mine saw your posting on a teaching forum and told me about it. He knew that my wife and I were discussing relocation to your area."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Auto Mechanic Interview

      "I initially saw your job posting on LinkedIn. However, I have been exposed to your organization many times before through your radio commercials and advertisements on Facebook."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Electrical Technician Interview

      "I was really excited when I first saw your job posting because I have had an eye out for openings in your company for quite some time. Your organization has a very strong reputation and when I read the posting, it described the exact role I have been looking for. I applied immediately and am thrilled to be here interviewing with you today."

      5 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "Your recruiting organization contacted me after reviewing my LinkedIn profile."

      Cindy's Answer

      That's great! Don't miss an opportunity to promote your fit for the position. Expand on why this position and company are a fit, based on what you learned. You can mention what the recruiter told you and what your research also exposed. I've given you a start below:

      "Your recruiting organization contacted me after reviewing my LinkedIn profile. The recruiter added detail about the job, the company, and culture, and I was immediately interested."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I found the job posting on Linkedin, but after that, I checked your organization profile on Linkedin and your website to know more about the organization and all the available opportunities to make sure that I apply to the right one."

      Cindy's Answer

      Good. You can also expand to explain why this is the right opportunity for you.

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