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.
People do get fired when their employers discover that they are job hunting. While this sounds extreme to most people, this reaction is common for most employers. Yet, quitting your old job before you find a new one is usually not smart! When you are unemployed, you are automatically less interesting to prospective employers. So, by quitting your job, you are going to have a more challenging job search. So how can you safely job search without getting fired?
A job interview invitation may be delivered by phone or email.
Today, I’ll cover how to respond well when the invitation comes via telephone… which can be the trickiest situation of them all.
Successful job search methods have changed substantially, particularly in the last few years. What worked in the past (even two years ago) doesn’t necessarily work now.