Executives, Would you like to be caught for that big six figure job?
Let’s say you want to catch a sturgeon. Each day, you pay someone dearly to motor a boat to deep waters where there are sharks, deep sea anglers and dragon fish; lots of activity, many fish, but not one sturgeon in the bunch. You are worn out and demoralized from trying. You use your best equipment and you know you know how to fish; but still, no sturgeon.
If you want to catch a sturgeon, you have to fish in cold water lakes and rivers. Submitting your resume to job boards, corporate websites and all those LinkedIn recruiting sites is a bit like fishing for sturgeon in deep ocean water.
This is not another fish tale; you want to land a job? Go where the employers are looking for candidates. You have to know how to be found because they are certainly looking. There are jobs out there in spite of what the media and your unemployed friends tell you. All those products need to be created, marketed, supported and sold regardless of our weakened economy.
Don’t believe for one moment that you chum the waters with resumes to countless job boards, resume sites and corporate websites. All that accomplishes is you bloody the waters to become prey for sharks. Those public resume aggregators receive thousands of resumes from job seekers; you have no opportunity to stand out from the crowd, to be seen. And many are scams, identity thieves, and just plain bogus. That’s why you rarely hear back and if you do, you rarely make it to the first interview. Continue reading 'Land that big six figure job'»