The conditioned wisdom has it that the job seeker will find success by applying for postings out in the market place. It’s a very reactive strategy that usually brings with it frustration and despair. There are at least two things wrong with this assumption. Think about it for a moment. You are trying to fit yourself into a job description defined by someone else, usually a member of the company’s human relations department. In your anxiety to find work, you try to force a fit that’s not there. Why not first define yourself and decide what you want from your job and career.
The second thing wrong with this assumption is the almost exclusive reliance on resumes and cover letters to get you in the door. Your employer is trying to find the perfect paper fit between an applicant’s resume and his/her job description. It’s a rare occurence. Your odds are better at blackjack. What usually happens is your resume is thrown out with most others. Result? You never have the opportunity to meet face to face with the decision-maker who acutally has the power to hire you. What you need is a way to penetrate the hidden marketplace. Please contact me for strategies to do just that.