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Careers

5 Steps to Kick-Starting Your Job Search at Johnson & Johnson 5 Steps to Kick-Starting Your Job Search at Johnson & Johnson

We're always hiring the best and the brightest from around the world. But to take advantage of all those opportunities, you need to have a plan in place. Here are five simple steps to help you get started.

1. Identify Jobs—and Skill Areas—That Are the Right Fit for You

We're constantly hiring for roles and specialties across the board. So even if your background doesn't align with one of the four most in-demand skills at Johnson & Johnson, rest assured there are plenty of opportunities for you to be a valuable contributor. The trick is identifying which those are.

For many—especially for recent college grads who won't necessarily have directly relevant professional experience—that can be a daunting task. There's also the fact that some fields of study tend to line up with professional opportunities at Johnson & Johnson more clearly than others. For example, undergrads who studied chemistry, or postdocs in bioengineering, may see more obvious continuities, and more obvious job titles to pursue, than those with expertise in other fields.

If that sounds like you, don't sweat it. Liberal arts majors, for example, tend to be analytical, yet creative thinkers. They also have great verbal and written communication skills. They're thoughtful listeners capable of synthesizing information, framing it in innovative ways and putting together highly engaging presentations. At Johnson & Johnson, those are skills that can open the door to careers in a host of areas: communication, sales, business analysis and many, many more.

2. Think Hard About How Your Goals and Interests Line Up With Our Credo

One of the keys to landing a job with a top company today is demonstrating that you are aligned with the organization's culture and mission. If you're serious about a career at Johnson & Johnson, you should know that everything we do goes back to the values outlined in Our Credo.

Do you share our passion for making a positive impact and improving health outcomes for people around the globe? Try to align the overall messaging of your resume with Our Credo, and tell us what it means to you.

3. Take Advantage of Opportunities to Connect (and Save Time) Using LinkedIn

You can always search for openings at Johnson & Johnson by job title or functional area—and even set up job alerts related to your searches—but there are other ways of looking for jobs with us that you should be aware of as well. For instance, our LinkedIn page is continually updated with the latest opportunities at Johnson & Johnson. And because LinkedIn already knows your unique skill set, your background and the types of jobs you're interested in (if you've got a complete profile, that is), it automatically surfaces jobs that you're a good match for, saving you time and possibly showing you jobs you might have missed otherwise.

Another benefit of LinkedIn is the one-click application feature, which auto-fills most of the fields in job-application forms. That can greatly expedite the application process. Of course, to get the most out of either of these features, you'll need to have an up-to-date LinkedIn profile and upload your most current resume.

Finally, there's our “Get Referred” feature available on all of our job descriptions. You can use this feature to search your LinkedIn network for Johnson & Johnson connections and request to be referred for the specific roles you're interested in. If the Johnson & Johnson employee elects to proceed with the referral, an email confirmation will be delivered to you detailing next steps.

4. Join Our Global Talent Community

Curious about job openings in your field at Johnson & Johnson? It only takes a minute to join our Global Talent Community, and by doing so, you can sign up to receive job notifications that match your interests.

5. Launch Your Career With Us Today!

If you're ready to apply, we can't wait to hear from you. Check out all of the opportunities we have available right now.

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