There is tons of misinformation out on the internet. The job market is changing and becoming more competitive every day. If you’re relying on the mega job board sites, that’s a big mistake. Most sites pull listings from the same place and what’s worse, they don’t remove old postings when they are filled.
The truth is, 70% of all jobs are not published publicly on job board sites. As many as 80% of all jobs are filled internally or through connections. If you aren’t working to build meaningful connections with people both in person and virtually, you are missing out on a boatload of opportunity.
Communicating your worth doesn’t stop when your resume is finished.
To be successful you need to:
1. Know the right way to grow your network.
2. Implement strategies to build the right influence in a way that can positively impact your career.
3. Connect across industry and department lines.
Unfortunately, many people never learn the skills necessary to take their career to the next level.