Job Search Tip:
Your job searching strategy should always include several different pathways besides just endlessly submitting resumes to online listings. For starters, talk to people who work in your chosen field or profession, or in the one where you are seeking a job if changing careers. Try to get a sense of what people are looking for in the job candidates applying for open positions similar to the jobs that interest you. Then, broaden your reach by adding in a headhunter or recruiter who specializes in your field, and talk to them about what you have to offer to an employer, as well as your own career interests, and try to establish a relationship with them along the way. Think of the recruiter or staffing agent as your sales representative, and give them as much leverage as possible to help you get interviews at jobs that interest you. After all, if you don't talk with your headhunter or recruiter, how will they know what jobs would best suit your interests and match the needs of their clients (i.e. employers)?!
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