Jim Stroud at the Recruiters Lounge shares a recent webinar he gave on penetrating the executive job market in an “interesting” economy.
Several years ago he was laid off, his wife had been laid off, and they had a family to support. His typical approach to job search was going nowhere. The more time he spent on online job boards, newspaper classifieds, career fairs, and networking groups, the more frustrated he got with the dismal results.
Then it hit him, he had to do something different. Recalling his many years in recruiting and how he found people for opportunities he had to fill, he put the process in reverse. He came up with what he calls a “push/pull strategy.”
“On one end of my process, I would strategically circulate my resume to companies I was interested in and on the other end, I would position myself to be found by recruiters looking for passive candidates.”
In his 3-part series, he offers up just what he did to get a job in the last recession and how these things, combined with updated tactics, can work for you. Although he was searching for a recruiting position, many of his suggestions apply to any executive job seeker:
I strongly urge you to read his 3 fairly short posts. He offers in depth actions to take to improve your chances of getting noticed by recruiters and hiring decision makers. Great stuff!