I hate to break it to you but the traditional job seeking path is obsolete:-Write a resume
-Search Monster, Indeed, LinkedIn
-Send the resume to every job you like
-Wait for the call
-Schedule an interview
-Spend the next 15 years on the job
If it’s been 5 or more years since your last job search, you need to change how you view the process.
Here’s what has changed-
Companies are now inundated with applicants for openings because it only takes a few minutes to apply online. This means you need to work harder to differentiate yourself.
Job boards are now often black holes and are the least effective way to apply. Sending your résumé online through an employment portal or a third-party website is no longer enough most of the time.
Networking has always been important, but now it is where +70% of new hires come from. This is where you should be sending most of your time.So, if the traditional job seeking path is obsolete, what’s the new path?
-Create a personal brand
-Network as a way of life, not a job search strategy
-Research companies and tailor your approach to openings
-Show how you add value
-Schedule an interview and get hired
-Solve problems, gain experience and leverage it for the next job
You are the CEO of your career. Time to job search like one.
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