Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to do what recruiters to when they are conducting a search.
Let's talk about what recruiters do that you are not doing.
If you look at the process of being a recruiter, there are 2 ways the recruiters find candidates. What is the classic "someone sends them a resume."
Really being a recruiter. A recruiter someone who goes out there, find someone in France them down for a particular client.
To do that what recruiter needs to be doing (I'll speak about my own experience doing recruiting) is start talking to people and asking for help. The classic question is, "Who do you know who…" You not necessarily going for the actual target right away. You're going for someone who can get you further along your goal of getting to that person. It requires asking for help , which I know culturally in the United States is very difficult for most people. However, asking for help is essential in your job search.
You see, the statistics are 70% of jobs are filled through networking. We all know that. However, 70% of the 70% involve people who you didn't know at the beginning of your job search. How do you get to those people?
Answer. Asking for help. That's because, at the end of the day, the things that you do by yourself will only carry you so far. You don't know what you don't know. You think you do, but you really don't. In networking, you are always asking for help. You are always asking for someone who can get you a little further along.
If you're not quite sure what to do, here's. What I am going to suggest you do (you're going to laugh)… Ask for help! Hire a coach. Get someone to give you advice. Ask questions. Learn what you don't know. Frankly, it's a lot easier someone is telling you the answers, rather than you having to figure it out.
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”
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