How To Target Top Employers in Your Job Search


Land a job with the right employer by building a strong target company list.

Even when you start your job search with a very strong “in” at an organization, landing a new job will likely require you to pursue multiple job opportunities at the same time. In fact, I recommend that job seekers continue pursuing new job leads even as they’re entering the final interview round of another opportunity. To help you streamline this process and ensure you land a job with the right company, I encourage you to develop a target company list based upon your job goals.

Below are tips on how to research and vet prospective employers as you build a strong target company list.

3. Use Snail Mail.

Everybody e-mails today, so try posting a letter. Mark it confidential and personal and tell them why you are the perfect person for the job.

How Do I Get Noticed By Employers In a Crowded Field? (via fastcompany)

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"Your workstation should fit you like a tailored shirt," says University of California ergonomist David Rempel.

Here are 9 ways to turn your desk into the ideal workspace.

Brooklyn-Based Recycling Co. Hiring Truck Drivers

A Brooklyn based recycling company is hiring truck drivers.


  • Must have a CDL A license and 1 year of roll-off / dump truck driving experience
  • Must have had a driver’s license for the past 3 years
  • Must have a clean abstract with no more than 4 points and 3 suspensions in the past 3 years
  • TWIC card is preferred

In today’s market, there are often very highly talented people vying for the same positions. If it comes down to two (or even three) candidates, the intangibles are likely to make or break the deal.

Breaking the Tie: When You’re One of Two Candidates | CAREEREALISM

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Social Services Orgs Looking for Experienced Professionals

Workforce1 has partnered with several social services organizations that are looking for experienced professionals who have a background working with substance abuse, youth, and/or homeless populations.

Positions include:

  • Case Managers
  • Youth Specialists
  • Housing Specialists
  • Substance Abuse Counselors

Hudson Cruise Line Hiring Servers, Bartenders, & Cooks

A Hudson-based cruise line is hiring servers, bartenders, and cooks.


  • Must have at least one year of experience in the hospitality field (server, bartender, cook)
  • Must be willing to submit to background and drug testing
  • Must have open availability, including holidays
  • An energetic personality is a plus

AHRC Hiring Direct Care Counselors, Workers, & HHAs

Workforce1 has partnered with AHRC New York City to hire direct care counselors, direct care workers, and certified home health aides (HHAs).

We are looking for caring and compassionate people who want to enrich the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Parking Attendants Wanted

Workforce1 has partnered with NYC’s premier parking garage and valet parking company to hire parking attendants.

If you drive manual (stick shift) and automatic transmission cars, have a clean driver’s license (all valid state driver’s licenses are welcome), and have customer service skills, then we want you to attend our screening interview this Tuesday, April 15.

This is a full-time, permanent opportunity. All shifts are available.