Today, we continue debunking several myths about finding an executive job. Learn how we can help catapult your job search.
I like this format of job search myths. One of my favorite is the one mentioned about networking:
Job Search Myth #9
“Networking is HARD and it is a waste of time.”
This is one of the most common, but most untrue myths about finding an executive position. Networking can be extremely effective if you go about it the right way.
Your number one strategy for finding a great opportunity should be networking. It's the only way to tap into the hidden job market - which represents 80% or more of all open jobs.
Want to play the lottery - ignore networking and only answer job ads on job boards. Your chance of landing a great opportunity is completely random and based on hope and luck.
If I look back in my career over the last 30 years as an executive recruiter and over 1,000 executive searches - the candidate who got the job in 995 of those projects was a 2nd - 3rd - 4th degree referral that came through networking.
For those who are scared of networking, particularly the other half of the population made up of introverts - it's actually quite easy and safe if you approach it properly. And the explosion of social media has made it much easier since now you don't face the same level of rejection.
Do you have a specific networking written plan for your job search. This is the only way you'll cut the time in half that it's taking your peers to find a job.
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