Finding the ultimate job requires more than posting or submitting a resume. Some talent recruiters are now recommending that you limit your time in online postings to only an hour or two per week. Take the rest of your time to pick up the phone, send emails, or have lunch with those who can help you make your next connection. Making that connection or networking is the BEST way to find a job because:
- People do business with people they know and like. While you may have the right buzz words to get your resume notices, resumes alone are often too impersonal to convince someone to hire you
- Job listings lend themselves to drawing huge amounts of applicants,w which puts in you in competition with many others. Networking contributes to making you a member of a smaller pool and helps to get you noticed.
- The job you want may not be advertised at all. Networking may lead to information and job opportunities BEFORE a formal job description has been thought of or announced.
So, back away from the computer and posting your resume. Go forth and have those conversations with your current and potential network!