Non-Traditional Job Hunting

By: Paul Megan

Why not try the non-traditional job hunting strategies? Why do I say this? Well, you've probably tried all the traditional job search methods. And if you're like most job seekers, you're disappointed.

You see, the old-fashioned traditional methods don't live up to most people's expectations of what a successful job search should look like.

Most of us would like to be entertaining job offers in a matter of days, not months. And we'd like to have a say in what the job looks like. And, maybe we'd like to have two or three job offers on our plate so we could select the one that's just right for us rather than picking through the leftovers . . . and then having to take whatever comes along.

You know what I mean if you've spent a lot of time tweaking your resume, and then mass distributing it to job sites like Monster and HotJobs. And to dozens of advertised job listings. Or shot-gunning it to a bunch of companies you'd love to work for. And maybe some agencies and recruiters.

If this is how you approach the job market, then you're probably sitting around right now waiting for the phone to ring. Or hoping today's mail brings an invitation to interview. And you've probably been waiting for something to happen for a long time . . . maybe weeks or months!

Just add up the number of hours you've spent doing all these traditional job search tasks. Now, what if I told you that for spending considerably less time you could be entertaining multiple job offers!

You need to redirect your energies to non-traditional job hunting strategies . . . they're the ones that can get the job done. Now, I admit, these non-traditional job hunting techniques are not as easy as mass distribution of your resume . . . but, boy, do they work!

The reason is simple. Today's sophisticated employers want more than your work history. Frankly, they could care less about what you used to do for someone else. You need to have a way to get yourself in front of a hiring decision-maker and show him/her how you can make a difference.

That means you have to do your homework. You see, the best job opportunities are not the ones that are advertised. They're the ones that are created for you because you've been smart enough to find out what an employer's needs are. And then come forward with a proposal (not a resume) that spells out how you can answer those needs.

These non-traditional job hunting strategies don't come easy. But for the same (or less) amount of time as an old-fashioned traditional approach, you can be guaranteed results. Alternative job search strategies rule!

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