What will bring job search results? It’s easy to think that more of anything will give you results. More volume will get you heard. But in job search, that isn’t true.
Sending out more resumes does not mean you will get more or better job search results. My most successful clients pick a target matching their talents, find the back door, and make the connections that get them the job.
Job Search results increase with strategic networking
If you panic because your job may end or because you already lost your job, slow down! Sending 70 or 80 or 200 resumes will not get you job search results!
Perhaps you worked with a professional resume writer or researched best practices for creating targeted, focused resume, chock full of accomplishments and solutions to the employer’s pain.
If you did your homework on the resume, do your homework on the job search. Hone in on the targets matching your value-driven resume. Research connections on LinkedIn and use your network to lead you to insiders in the industry to help you find the hidden job market.
Leave the panic behind and use the phone.
Don’t just think because you emailed your resume to 95 people in your network they see the urgency in helping you find your next gig. You have just become the product. Very few sales are made by sending out mass emails and waiting for the phone to ring.
Get better job search results
Quietly, confidently, choose your targets, and use your inside voice. Make the calls to create connections to lead to improved job search results and success in your search.
If you are stuck in your job search, need a better strategy and advice from someone who understands how to get job search results, learn more.
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