No major job board accounts for more than about 4% of hires to companies that are annually polled.
It’s tough to find a job these days, much less the job of one’s dreams, in the slowly-healing economy. Long gone is the era when a good resume and a few interviews did the trick. Yet too many of us still chase our dreams in the same old ways. Says contrarian headhunter Nick Corcodilos, “If you don’t believe America’s employment system is broken, ask yourself why your resumes don’t lead to interviews, and why interviews don’t lead to job offers. “ Corcodilos, publisher of Ask The Headhunter, says the problem is automation. “Job offers don’t come from job postings; they come from people. Your gut tells you that, but your behavior suggests you’re wasting too much time waiting for a job to come along.” Here, he offers some actionable tips to landing a position, even in these trying times. Corcodilos’s “Ask The Headhunter” books—including “Answer Kit: How Can I Change Careers?” and “How to Work with Headhunters. . . and How To Make Headhunters Work For You offer more in-depth ideas for getting or changing jobs.
Tim Moran is a freelance writer for Baseline magazine.
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