How to Get an Interview at Dell

Dell is a major worldwide employer.

Dell is a major worldwide employer.

Headquartered in Round Rock, Texas, Dell is a leader in the computing field. With positions ranging from salesperson to engineer, there may be a vacancy for you at this growing company. However, with many applicants for every position, getting a call for an interview requires standing out from the crowd.

Visit Dell's corporate careers page to find job vacancies. Look for positions matching your skills and experience. Create a user profile with your contact information, education and work experience. Complete the online application for the positions you've selected.

Determine who the manager is for the positions you want. This person may be listed on the job posting, or you may have to identify them yourself. Each job posting on the Dell website does identify the department and position title of the job opening. If you have a LinkedIn profile, do a search of Dell employees to find the appropriate manager. Look for the director of the department for the job, or scan the job descriptions of managers within the department to see if their contacts are supervisors in other departments. If you do not have LinkedIn, you can place a cold call to follow up on your application. Explain that you applied for a position, and desire the name of the manger to follow up on your application.

Write a specific email to this person, highlighting how you could complement the organization in this position. Use specific examples of past work situations instead of generalizations like “I am a team player.” If you have applied for multiple positions, write a different letter to each manager instead of sending the same one to every manager.

Review your business and personal for contacts that work for Dell or know someone who does. Networking with your existing contacts provides an alternative to the traditional hiring process. Through your LinkedIn profile, perform a search for Dell employees. The results display whether the person is a second or third degree contact of yours, and whom you know mutually.

Items you will need

  • Resume
  • Linked In profile

Tip

  • Do not be afraid to network with friends, acquaintances, and family. If you are qualified for the job, people will be happy to help you.

Warning

  • Positions at Dell are very competitive, and you may have to apply multiple times before getting an interview.
 

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