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💥TOP 50 JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES To Get You Hired Rapidly! #19

I am counting down 50 PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR JOB SEEKERS to get noticed and hired rapidly.

Seeking a job can be disheartening, especially after working on every aspect of your application for weeks.

Unsurprisingly, keeping your spirits up is challenging when feeling stuck in a rut.

Don't be too hard on yourself. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average time spent searching for a job is around 5.5 months. (At Pounding Pavement 101, the average is 42 days!)

Smart job seekers understand that there are powerful ways to speed up their path toward finding the right position.

One such approach? Reaching out to those closest and most trusted, like friends, family, and mentors - a rare support resource many overlook in searching for work!

Reaching out to your network is one of the most effective methods for finding job opportunities. Connecting with friends, family, and fellow professionals who can be mentors or provide guidance on approaching the job market will be invaluable in successfully landing a position.

Research suggests that up to 70 percent of jobs are filled through personal contacts, so having a solid and supportive group around you is essential.

It can sometimes feel intimidating to connect with other people, but the reality is that your network is often full of people who only want to see you succeed. Investing some time into engaging with those in your network and trusting in their support will help ensure you get closer to your long-term goals.

Take these simple, easy-to-follow steps for reaching out to unleash the power of your network. Connecting with those you know can help open doors and build relationships leading towards success in finding employment!


Identify Your Network

Engaging in an active network is essential to advancing professional opportunities. Recent statistics show that more than 80% of jobs are not advertised, implying that networking is key to discovering these coveted opportunities. For this reason, it pays to reach out! Make contact with friends, family members, mentors, colleagues you’ve worked with before -- or any other individuals who might know someone or a company who could help you. You never know when a connection will result in a great job opportunity.

Craft a Personalized Message

Crafting a personalized message for each contact in your network can help you stand out and get your foot in the door with the right employer. Show your energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge while emphasizing the reference's relationship to you. A few key questions to address in your personal message may include what role they play and how they can help you reach your occupational goals. Be sure to thank them for their time and advice beforehand, making them more likely to lend an ear.

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Ask for Advice or Assistance

When it comes to finding a job you're interested in, don't be afraid to reach out and ask for advice or assistance. Studies have consistently shown that professionals are often willing and eager to lend a helping hand. Whether it's providing tips on your resume, enhancing your interviewing style, or just sharing insights about your own experience in the industry, tapping into the collective knowledge of an experienced professional can be incredibly beneficial for your job search. Taking the time to stay informed and engage with industry professionals can boost your credentials and help land you that perfect job opportunity quickly.

Make Yourself Available

Being available for networking opportunities is a great way to build your professional network and enhance your knowledge base and career prospects. In fact, research shows that individuals with strong networks are 12 times more likely to successfully pursue their career goals. Ensure you’re letting people know you are open to connecting, like sending emails introducing yourself and your current projects or attending events or seminars related to your field. Taking a proactive approach to networking can help open the door to new connections and doors.

Be Grateful

When reaching out to your network, no matter the result, it's important to remember to express your gratitude. According to a recent study, 87% of professionals found that showing appreciation for another's time and effort led to more successful outcomes in the long run. Taking moments to say "thank you" can produce countless advantages; expressing gratitude makes you stand out in the eyes of your contacts and strengthens relationships with colleagues and mentors. So, no matter what the outcome is of your outreach efforts, making sure to thank those that have helped you along the way is key.

Follow Up & Stay Connected

Following up with your contacts, even if they don't immediately respond, and keeping them updated on your job search progress can help ensure that your application stays top of mind for any potential opportunities. Furthermore, staying connected with your network will open the door to potential business opportunities and collaborations down the line.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your network is solid and ready to assist you in finding the right job for you. Networking can be an invaluable asset in any job search, so don't hesitate to reach out and take advantage of the opportunities it presents. With the right strategy, you can quickly find yourself a successful career in no time.

Good luck!

If you are still baffled by the job search process and are convinced that it is broken, or you are going on interviews and not getting offers, grab time on my calendar to learn more about the strategic roadmap for job seekers I have created that shares the inside secrets from the view of the Recruiter, so you do not have to waste time figuring out how to find a job or to waste time by making mistakes. My clients are getting hired in 3-8 weeks in their dream jobs after searching on their own for 9-12 months! Check out the detailed statistics.

Grab time on my calendar to discuss your job search and how we can get you hired rapidly!


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🔴 Ilene Rein is an Executive Recruiter and Job Search Strategist. She teaches job seekers exactly how to market themselves with laser precision to employers using inside secrets from the view of the Recruiter exponentially increasing their chances of getting noticed and hired rapidly!


If you are serious about your job search and want to learn how to land your dream job in record time, schedule a complimentary consultation to speak directly with Ilene:


My clients are getting hired in 3-8 weeks in their dream jobs after searching on their own for 9-12 months!

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