Why you should mention where you saw the job advert

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While it’s generally not mandatory, it’s still a plus to mention where you the job advert either on your cover letter or even during the interview process.

Employers are genuinely interested in learning how candidates hear about their company and job openings.

On top of that, they post jobs in many different places, and if they find a candidate they like (you),  they’re curious how you found them.

They want to know which of their efforts are most effective. Companies spend money to place job ads in order to attract the right candidate for an open position.

Career experts also emphasis that they want to know where you saw the job advert because they want to hire someone who’s being targeted and specific in their job hunt. Employers want to hire someone who knows what they want.

As your leading careers website, it’s therefore key to mention you saw the job adverts on Selibeng.com.

In most cases, you are likely to have numerous avenues through which you can simply know about the job advert and it’s wise to mention them. The list is from Career Sidekick on How To Answer “How Did You Hear About This Position?”:

  1. You were looking actively for jobs and found it on a job board, careers website (Selibeng.com), while searching jobs on LinkedIn, etc., and that’s how you first saw their job
  2. You have a colleague or friend in the company who suggested you apply or mentioned they were hiring
  3. You have a colleague or friend who doesn’t work in the company right now, but heard they were hiring and suggested you apply
  4. You read an article, press release, or other news source saying they were hiring
  5. You read an article or other news source that made you interested in the company in general, so you decided to look for job openings with them
  6. You were contacted by a recruiter who put you in touch with the company or made you aware of the company
  7. You were visiting their website for another reason and saw their “Careers” page
  8. You like their company in general and went to their website and “Careers” page specifically to look for a job opening because you’d like to work for them
  9. You saw an advertisement for a job opening (on LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.)
  10. You were familiar with the company via previous work (for example, if they were a competitor of yours in a previous job)