Candidates Don't Look For Jobs In The Right Place
When the job market is tough, employers have an easier time filling vacancies.
This is why
The problem is, job seekers still send their resumes and look for job listings.
Instead of seeking out new companies, a smarter alternative would be to reach out to a company where you have recently worked (full-time or on contract) or interned. Or, get someone who already works there to vouch for you.
This diagram from Bolles' book highlights how candidates search for
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The book is set to be released on Aug. 13.
Chart reprinted with permission from What Color Is Your Parachute? 2014 Edition: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles (Ten Speed Press, © 2013).