Applying through job boards means you could be wasting your time.
Networking means you’re using your time wisely by meeting people that can introduce you to opportunities and referrals (and be a lot more fun)!
When you apply online, you are at the mercy of an applicant tracking system (ATS) that will eliminate you based on the key words in your application. Forget setting yourself apart and demonstrating your skills unless you’re selected for an interview.
You have reached the HR (Human Resources) department and now your application is under their structure and control. Then, finding your job is no longer about relationship building.
Learn the detailed steps for meeting your ideal relationships so you can find your career before the job is posted by the HR recruiting department.
Talk with the hiring manager—the person that feels the pain and needs to hire! Find the hiring manager through your network. Take the actions to meet the people that can open doors, not shut them.