Did you know that, on average, each corporate job offer attracts 250 resumes and only 4 to 6 candidates will get called for an interview? Only one will get the job. (Glassdoor)
Finding your next position by sending application after application can be a long, unrewarding process.
Yet, building new and rekindling old professional relationships can make your job search easier. You’ll get referred to opportunities. Don’t be one of 250 candidates when you can meet professionals, set yourself apart from the crowd, and have doors opened for you.
MAKE YOUR JOB CHANGE EASIER
You’ll have a direct line to the hiring manager when someone you know refers you. Recruiters do the legwork to find candidates, but hiring managers make the hiring decisions. Your network, people you know that have their ears and eyes open for you.
This savvy career-seeker got her job THROUGH HER NETWORK
This professional saw a job listing at a company she was following and reached out to the CEO, a connection she made the prior year. With a compelling note and expression of interest for the job, she was asked to email her resume directly to the CEO!
The client immediately got an interview with the CEO and was hired. She bypassed the other 75 applicants that used the traditional route of applying online and crossing their fingers.
Little did they know that they lost the job to a candidate that leveraged relationship building and networking!