Regardless of Sector, Do Your Research

Your Corporate Black Girl

Dear Nikki,

Any tips on navigating the application process of applying for a policy job?

Chicago, IL


My advice for applying for all jobs, regardless of sector, would be to do your research.  

Research the company and their perks, i.e. benefits package (this typical comes after you've gotten through the interview and or screening process).

Research their company culture. Do you know of anyone that works there or has worked there in the past? Reach out and ask them questions. 

Research the job function and the department you're applying for, even who your direct manager will be.  

Find out what the bonus and pay increases look like, whether they offer these annually at a fixed rate or if they are competitive and only give so many people a raise each year. 

If you're applying and able to work with an HR representative, this is where you can find out a lot of this information, unless you know people that work there already. 

Find out if the company is what you want out of an employer.

Good luck on your job search!

Nikki Davis

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