Networking & Job Hunting
For those who have identified a career path and now seek counsel in developing a strategy to tap the hidden job market through networking, online social networking, and targeted research.
Beat the odds
The most popular, albeit ineffective, method of looking for work is trolling online job postings. Let me illustrate the danger in this strategy through a simple math equation: Easy access to public listings = more people applying = more competition for the jobs posted = greater odds for you in not getting an interview. So what can you do instead?
Find the jobs before they’re available to everyone else
- Build an army of allies who’ll lead you to hidden opportunities
- Get people talking about you
- Learn what recruiters need from you to make it rain
- Equip contacts with information they can use to get you a job
- Make the most of social networking spaces, blogs, and chat rooms
- Create luck and happenstance
Jobs happen to people who put themselves in the right place at the right time. It’s easy to fall into the habit of passively searching the Internet for job listings on company websites, job boards, and community bulletin boards, which is why you need to hire a job-search coach who can co-strategize with you, tell you what really works, and keep you on task.
Partner with an ex-recruiter and accomplished career coach
Our clients become invigorated, optimistic, and relieved after an hour or two of coaching. They know where to look, who to talk to, and how to present their unique value, skills, and experience.