If you need some inspiration for your 2021 job search, then today’s story and insights are for you!
How on earth did she do that?
In the middle of a pandemic no less.
You tap into the hidden job market
This is the market I talk about all the time… it’s the one where there’s a job opening, and they haven’t posted it yet.
Either because they haven’t had the time, or, haven’t quite figured out the job description yet.
Or it’s that they want to hire someone they know, or someone that someone in their network can vouch for.
This is how my friend landed a new, executive role in 3 weeks
Sure, she had to have a resume, a really good one too. One that could showcase the results she was able to get for her past employers.
Wow, it's impressive, I want to meet THAT person!
Here’s what I know and see all the time:
Most people in your network want to help you
You just have to meet people, tell them what you’re looking for, and let them help you.
Follow up. Rinse/repeat.
And, it sure beats the alternative: applying to dozens of jobs online and rarely hearing back.
Get in touch with humans. Let them help you. And one day you’ll surely want to return the favour.
It’s a wonderful, full circle moment when that happens.
And sometimes, you get a sweet thank you card in the mail 🤩