While job boards are obviously still valuable resources, they can often be a big waste of time. Job boards are not the only source of jobs, and they are not the best way to find a job today. According to recent research, only 12% of jobs are filled via job boards. Think beyond using job listings to find your next job.
A boomerang employee is one who has left (usually quit) an organization to work somewhere else, or to drop out of the workforce for a while. Then, later, they return to work for that employer again, like a boomerang returns to the person who threw it. Many of us have former employers we could work for again if we wanted to…
Because they don’t understand today’s five best job search strategies, many job seekers are struggling. Many end up searching for jobs for many months. The reason? They focus all their efforts on applying for jobs on job boards. My advice is to stop applying for every job you find on every job board! Fewer than 15% of jobs are filled through job boards. So job seekers face the most intensive competition on job boards. So to concentrate on today’s best job search strategies, begin with the following: Become Easy to Find Being easy to find is essential for the best job search, today. If you aren’t visible online, presenting a coherent professional image, you aren’t going
Finding a job without applying on an online job board is very do-able and, in fact, may be the most effective way to connect with a new job. In fact, focusing all of your job search efforts on job boards has some major disadvantages for job seekers.
Today, recruiting technology has changed sufficiently that you need to adjust your job search habits to meet the needs of the current hiring process, regardless of what worked in past job searches.