About the Job Hiring Process

With the economy in a tough slump, it seems as if jobs are becoming scarce. Coupled with so many people out of work and others having obtained a high degree of education, finding a job can be even more difficult. To facilitate your job hunt and make it more successful, you might want to know a little more about the job hiring process.


Finding a job first begins with seeing if the business in which you are interested in working for is hiring. Sometimes businesses will post announcements advertising that they are in need of employees or you can choose to contact them to see if any positions are going to soon become available.


If a position is open and you think that you would be a good fit for the job, you will most likely need to fill out an application. Most job applications are online or available in paper form and ask for general information such as your contact information, previous work history, education and references. Some may also request that you write a short personal statement or cover letter explaining a little more about yourself.


Once the employer receives all of the applications, they will begin the review process. This involves reading through all of the applications, verifying that provided information is correct and contacting references. The employer selects their top choices, and contacts the applicants to request an interview.


If you are selected for an interview, you will meet with an overseer from the business. The interview serves the purpose of getting to know you in person and gives the supervisor a chance to ask you questions about your personality, work ethics and job experience. If the interview goes well but the interviewer feels as if they need a bit more information, they might request a second interview to ask more questions or have you meet with other people from the company.


After the interviews, the employer may consult with others in the company and compare you to the other applicants to decide who would be the best fit. A background check or drug tests may be requested at this time as well. If the company likes you and selects you, you will need to fill out final paperwork and tax forms, and agree to the job.