So now that you have a great resume, now you need to decide where to use it. Where are the best places to find a job? Read this first so you make the most of your efforts.
I should aos know that you may find a great opportunity but need to adjust your resume accordingly so it better fits the job – that’s GREAT, and it really helps you tailor your introduction to exactly what that company needs. (Be honest though… always be honest).
So, here are some facts I found interesting on where people actually find out about or land opportunities:
1. Online Marketing (online resume posting) yields an 8 percent chance of success in uncovering the next opportunity. This rate matches those of 2003 when this strategy was still in its infancy.
2. Referrals from within the organization (18 percent) and outside the organization (9 percent) are the most successful ways to land the opportunity.
3. A blended strategy of using social networks like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, helps identify referral opportunities.
4. A downward trend in the overall effectiveness of recruiters since 2005 continues.
5. For those earning more than $100,000, networking is clearly the most successful strategy, with 50 percent of candidates surfacing the opportunity in this way.
6. Published openings, with a 44 percent effectiveness rating, are the most significant way of learning about an opportunity for those earning less than$60,000.
7. For the 50+ age group, networking continues to be more important with 46 percent of these respondents saying it led to their opportunities.
8. As for gender effect, men in the sample were more likely to learn about opportunities through networking, while women were more successful with published openings.
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