When I recently followed up with a client of mine, he complained that he wasn’t getting job interviews, even though he was responding to every job that “popped up” on job boards.
Aside from a little networking with his same crowd, that was about all he was doing!
His passive approach to job search didn’t reflect the proactive, diverse strategies he and I had mapped out for his campaign, including leveraging LinkedIn and Twitter to build out his network and connect with decision makers at his target companies.
He was spending over 90% of his time on job boards, which yield dismal results. This is a mistake too many executives make.
I reminded my client of what he needed to do to get back on track. The strategies I suggested are outlined in my Executive Career Brand post.