It’s a million times easier for yoiu to answer the phone than to try and get an employer to talk to yoiu if you’re looking for one – right!
Become recognized and branded as an "industry expert" by writing and producing a newsletter. All you really need to do is summarize best practices – add your experience or comments – print and mail it. When you send a newsletter with topical information that’s actually useful, employers may recognize your name when you telephone, making them more likely to take your call. When they in turn are looking to hire someone with your expertise you’re likely to be one of their first calls. Newsletters should be 1-4 pages but no longer. Summarize lengthy pieces and refer the reader to your web site for the full text version. You can dress up the newsletter without breaking the bank by using pre-printed paper from companies like Paper Direct, http://paperdirect.com/ Make an electronic version and put it on your website. Skeptical? Don’t be. Everyone takes the "experts" phone call. Compliments of David E Perry and Kevin Donlin. For more creative job search tactics, go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD.
One client, Jeff R. from Prior Lake, Minnesota, hit pay dirt in February by networking among contacts most people would never consider calling. He contacted potential employers from his LAST job search – companies he had interviewed with but not accepted job offers from. "I emailed a manager I had interviewed with two years ago, before my latest job. He had moved to a different part of the company, but he referred me to the right decision maker. That new person interviewed me and offered me a job," says Jeff. Action Step: Don’t forget to look both ways when you network — forward and back, all the way back to your college career office and internships, no matter how long ago you graduated. And … don’t stop with your last job search. Ask your spouse/significant other, friends, family, neighbors if they have contacts from their last job search you could talk to. You’re sure to find something. But you have to ask! Compliments of David Perry and Kevin Donlin Grab your Free Guerrilla Job Search Audio here. For more creative job search tactics, go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD.
Two strategies to crack the hidden job market. Nothing beats a direct approach for speed and accuracy.
Really want to stand out and get ahead? Got a couple of hours! Sit down and write a booklet relevant to your industry with helpful information AND then give it away. Everyone loves a freebie so give away something that demonstrates your expertise. In my case, for example, I designed, wrote and distributed a free booklet on how to do a reference check correctly, called Don’t Hire a Liar. The booklet subtly points out the benefits of using a professional – like myself – to do their hiring. The booklet hot-links to a supplemental software program for reference checking which my firm sells. You could embed a hot link to your web site, resume or bio. – Give the booklet away everywhere you can. – If you send a printed version to someone make sure you indicate where they can get extra copies for their colleagues. – Ideally give a web site address people can pass on to others. – Advertise it on your web site and through those newsgroups frequented that hiring mangers in your target market and their recruiters frequent. – If you print your own business cards, put the URL for link to the booklet on the…
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