So you’ve heard that 70-80% of job openings aren’t even listed anywhere online.
But finding them only takes a little digging.
When you aren’t finding 10-15 jobs to apply to each week through regular listings, tapping into opportunities like this can be crucial to your job search.
You need to be constantly networking – both online and in person.
1. Attend networking events in your area – and if they focus on your industry, even better! Get to know people and make lasting connections that can help you down the line.
2. Make sure you’re connecting with the RIGHT people on LinkedIn as well. People often add anyone and everyone to their network with little thought to how it affects their feed. You need useful content showing up on your feed to get the most out of your time spent on this platform.
3. Another thing to do is call around. I know it seems like a lot of work, but that’s what your job search is. It takes guts to call up a company and ask for a position – they will respect that (and if they don’t, you don’t want to work for them anyways 😉).
4. Take a little time to research the companies in your area or desired location. Find out their needs and play off of that. Learn how to sell yourself.