What is Your Experience? Have you completed online applications – and received an invitation to interview every single time? Probably not. Most job seekers are frustrated after posting the resumes online time and again without even a phone call. If they are lucky, they receive the requisite “Thank you for applying to our position – and No we are not interested in you again…”
Isn’t That The Only Method To Find A New Job?
Well, no. According to the Career Transition Industry, only 8% of all jobs are found by posting to job openings online. Let that percentage sink in slowly.
Is posting online the best use of your Career Search time? No…unless you like the frustration.
According to the Career Transition Industry, between 74% to 76% of all positions are filled through networking. This means that you are helping the Human Resource Administrator because you go around them. Do not worry about their feelings that you did not follow “Their Process.” They do not even know you applied for the job most times because their applicant tracking system screened you out.
For instance, let us say that you graduated from Harvard University 20 years ago. Would you write “High School Diploma” on your resume below Harvard? My guess is you would decide it is not important. However, if the job description mentions “High School Diploma required” and you did not include those words in your resume, your resume would lose points – possibly the points that separate you from the next person. They may be called, and you would not be called.
Networking Gives YOU The Edge!
Look at the job postings on your target company’s website, Indeed, Monster, LinkedIn, or any other job posting site. Identify the companies looking for candidates in your area of expertise. Research the company so you will be prepared for your conversations. Then call people that you know either within the company or who may know someone in the company. Emails too often get caught in company spam folders.
Always discuss your skills with one or two quick accomplishments that may apply to the company. This should be succinct – 2 minutes max. Tell the contact why you are looking now, and what you would like to do next. Then ask, “Who do you feel I should contact next?” Sometimes, you may hear, “Have you applied to our opening?” Reply, yes or no, and then ask, “Who is the Hiring Manager? Would you introduce me?” This practice puts you at the head of the list of candidates because you now have a relationship inside the company.
In my new book, Expect Success! The Science Of The Over 50 Career Search, I interviewed two CEOs. Both said that NETWORKING from a trusted source is their preferred way to meet candidates. “ ‘Nuff said!”
You Determine Your Fate With YOUR Attitudes And Actions
Do you feel the POWER you have within you in your search for a new Career? You have total control of your actions and your attitude. Do not give that Power to a naysayer. Act Confident and Optimistic while you execute your Career Search Strategy. Reach For YOUR Moon!
Networking is the best practice to find a new career! I wrote my books to duplicate my efforts to assist you in your search. My expert experience as both a Recruiter and Career Coach gives me a perspective few professionals have. My Salary Negotiation script solves that pain point for most career seekers. To accelerate your #Jobsearch, please immediately click on this link to my recent book, Employee 5.0: Secrets Of A Successful Job Search In The New World Order – http://amzn.to/2D9w39f My book contains the 12 Steps to find a new career in a nice, orderly fashion that follows your sales process. According to a newspaper review, “It is refreshing to find an author who speaks With you and not At you!” It also has the stories of people who did well – and some who did not. You may learn from both sides.
If you feel the need for professional Career Coaching, my business has 3 different packages. I work closely with Professionals in all three packages. The primary difference is the time and personal requirements.
- The first package is the 2 meetings Introductory Package. The 2 meetings cover the basics of a Career Search.
- The second package is the 6 month Gold Package. This package provides you with Career Search guidance and Career Coaching for your first months in your new position.
- The third package is the Titanium package. Call me for details on this package because it is tailored specifically for the individual.
My Talent Attraction business model is to work with one company at a time and charge a flat monthly fee. This enables me to become part of a company’s team for short or long periods. Therefore, I know what is going on behind the curtain that candidates and authors outside of my field cannot see.
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