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.
DC Jobs says
You can lead a job searcher to social media, but you can’t make him engage. I think that is how the adage goes. Or you can just keep reminding him.
Meg Guiseppi says
Thanks for visiting and commenting again, DC Jobs.
Ain’t it the truth? Despite the best advice, some job seekers can’t get their heads around the “new ideas”.