The Savvy Job Search

by - m on 06/13/2013

The traditional way of searching for a job is on life support.

According to Careerbuilder, 60% of those submitting a resume never hear back from the prospective employer. It’s no secret that referrals and recommendations from trusted associates trump resumes every time. 
How do you find a job when you compete with thousands of others posting their resumes?
There are some things you can do to make yourself attractive to recruiters and hiring managers. 
  1. Post your product. Do you have something great to offer? Prove it. Build a website. Start a podcast. Put your work online.
  2. Protect your online reputation. Would you hire someone who acts like a fool on Facebook? Neither would a hiring manager.
  3. Tell people that you’re looking and be specific about what you’re looking for.
  4. Be seen. Be known. According to the Wall Street Journal, 85% of recruiters use Linkedin to find candidates. 

Be unconventional. Take a lesson from Alec Brownstein and see how he used Google to land his dream job.

Use every existing resource – and create more – to break out of the pack if you want to land a gig.– m

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