I speak with so many job seekers who are still trying to use the front door to find their next gig.
It’s awfully crowded at the front door. I really think using the back door is much more effective.
Front door / back door, whoa, what am I talking about – home construction?
No, I’m talking about job search strategies and how to use the best and shortest method to get your resume and your talents noticed by hiring managers.
Clients e-mail to ask if the online submission to _________ (fill in the blank with your favorite online job board) was done correctly.
I don’t know since I didn’t do it for them and I didn’t watch them do it. online applications is still going through the front door. Everyone is trying to enter through job boards just like everyone was answering paper newspaper ads a decade ago.
So where’s the back door? The back door is found through NETWORKING!
Who do you know who can help you find the person who has the power to hire you in the industry? Or are you still trying to fight your way through the crowds to get through the front door?
If your only job search strategy is posting on online job boards, you will continually wonder why you don’t get calls back. A select few in-demand people will get calls for the best positions from their online submission.
The rest of the crowd, they will be milling around the front door waiting for calls from their online application while the proactive job seeker has gone in the back door to be hired.
So which door did you select?