Many people devote months to searching through the job boards looking for their next great executive or management job.
If I was about to conduct a job search for myself, I’d be looking to spend just a single day on it.
One of the best places to search for your next great job is actually your local library.
Let me explain…
In the business section of your local library, you’ll find rich information on companies along with the names of key contacts in those companies.
A good librarian will be able to point you in the right direction.
If you are in the software industry for example, tell the librarian that you are looking for information and contacts in software companies.
As most jobs are still filled by word-of-mouth, by writing to companies that aren’t advertising, you become considered for these unadvertised roles.
And, as most other people focus on replying to advertised positions, you have less applicants to compete with when sending your resume / CV to companies that aren’t advertising.
Of course, you’ll need a good cover letter to send out with your resume / CV. This type of cover letter we refer to as a “broadcast” cover letter as it is different to the cover letter that’s sent out when applying to a specific position. remote careers
In addition to looking in your library for contacts another strategy is to connect with the right executive or management recruiters and let them find you your next great job.
Executive recruiters are often gatekeepers to the hidden job market as many managers, directors, VP’s and MD’s looking to hire have direct links with their favourite recruiters — and usually turn to these recruiters before their own internal staffing department.
Finding the right recruiters isn’t always easy though and this can take a lot of time. However, there is an alternative way to connect with recruiters.
With the services I have founded, your resume or CV can be sent to hundreds of targeted executive or management recruiters in minutes, rather than months. This saves your time and helps you to maximise your exposure for your resume / CV. Just follow the links on the profile below to learn more.