If you come across any companies that you’d love to work for but don’t have a customer support job currently posted, you can head over to their careers or jobs page and sign up for alerts on any new job posts. Sometimes companies post jobs to their own websites before anywhere else (get that head start!).
So if you’d slice your way through an energy-drink-guzzling zombie hoard for the chance to work at Basecamp, go to their jobs page to sign up for alerts on new job posts:
If the company doesn’t have an option to sign up for job alerts, that’s okay. Their lack of an email list isn’t going to keep you from innocently stalking their jobs page.
You can use visualping.io to find out about new jobs from those companies. It’s a nifty tool for setting up alerts when anything on a webpage changes. You’ll add in the link to the careers or jobs page for the company you want to track, and then you’ll get emails when there’s an update. The free option will let you track a handful of pages on a daily or weekly basis.
Here’s an example alert for Doist’s jobs page:
If the company you want to work for doesn't currently have a job opening for you, don't just sit and wait. Put that time to good use and head over to the communities you've joined. See if anyone from Dream Company X is a part of your communities and strike up a conversation.
Who knows what opportunities, insights, and friendships can come out of a little ol' Slack message.