So, you’ve matched with an employer. Congratulations! You’re one step closer to snagging a great job in a field you’re passionate about. Next up is the Switch Chat, a protected line to introduce you to the recruiter via text. We built the chat to be a low-stress means by which you can introduce yourself to the recruiter, exchange information, ask questions and determine the next phase of the process from the comfort of your smartphone. Sounds nice, right?
Not so fast. While we built the chat to be seamless, it’s not foolproof. There are steps you can take to optimize your chat and a few stumbling blocks that might hinder your chances of landing the job. Below, we’ve compiled a few dos and don’ts of the Switch chat that we think could be the difference between moving to the next round and coming up just short.