The Wrong Job Hunting Strategy!

By: Paul Megan

Well, you're already familiar with a traditional job hunt. That's where you write a resume, mail it or email it to lots of employers. Post it on a couple websites like Monster and HotJobs. And wait for the phone to ring.

If it does, you may get invited in for an interview . . . usually with a lower level HR associate. Or maybe with a management assistant. If the phone doesn't ring, you send out more resumes.

Now, you may eventually wind up with a job. But the chances are it will be after weeks or months of frustration, nail-biting and downright discouragement. And then you'll probably have to settle rather select your next job.

The good news is there's a better way . . . and a lot faster, too! It's called "alternative job hunting."

An "alternative job hunting strategy" has a totally different starting point. It focuses exclusively on what it takes to get in front of the person who could be your next boss. And then how to represent yourself in a way that convincingly helps him/her see you as a productive member of the team.

Any technique that contributes to that goal is called an "alternative job hunting strategy." Usually the alternative technique is a departure from traditional approaches. On the other hand it's much quicker.

Following an alternative job hunting strategy means you can be entertaining a good job offer is as little as 14 days!

For example, as a student of an alternative job hunting strategy you would learn how to recruit and access "career partners." When you establish a rapport and chemistry with selected friends, community leaders, business owners, religious leaders, etc. and approach them correctly, they become an invaluable and almost immediate resource for you.

Your career partners can provide you with critical intelligence, open doors and make introductions that can shortcut all the mailings and phone calls and get you face-to-face with a real decision-maker in record time.

You know, so much can go wrong with a traditional job search that it's almost impossible these days to get the position and compensation that's right for you. Unfortunately, we have the bad habit of convincing ourselves that whatever comes along will be OK.

That's called "staying the course." But it doesn't have to be that way!

An alternative job hunting strategy is a remarkable way to put yourself in control of your destiny. And it's so much easier and quicker than the old-fashioned, traditional approaches. Isn't it time for you to investigate how this 21st Century process can turn you into a job search winner?

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