How to get your dream job?
Dare to ask. Asking for a reference feels strange for many of us. However, this is the way how you can get an edge over other applicants. A study by Beyond.com and Future Workplace shows that 71% of surveyed headhunters, HR managers, and other employees saw a benchmark as the most decisive source of new employees. While only 7% of job seekers are using credentials to find their dream job.
The majority of job seekers scrolls endlessly on job websites, while in the most times it’s more effective and easier to ask a friend, a friend of a friend or a former colleague that directly resume you to the right person. It sounds very logical, but many are hiding behind the digital display or just DO NOT DARE.
Still not convinced? Founder and CEO of Beyond.com Rich Milgram says:
“If you qualify for an open position, and you are referred, you will get an interview,”
This is a gigantic hole where you can take advantage of.
Network. Always and everywhere
The current group of job seekers has lost the power of networking in mind. The power of networking is having good conversations with good people before you need one another. Meet people from different industries and different companies. When they ask you for a favor, help them. Even if it is a company where you have never seen it like to be is to maintain these connections and maintaining interest. One time that connection will be essential value for you and helps you find your dream job.
See the win-win situation
Possibly you see asking for a reference as a great favor. See it different, unless you are seriously incompetent, asking for a reference is precisely what the company want. You are suitable for the job, not just the person who recommended you helps you, but he also helps the company. Companies wishing to receive credentials.
Ask for inside information
Are you interested in a company that operates with a friend or connection? Ask for his / her opinion about the office and whether he / she is happy. You will learn a lot about the company before you have taken action. This will save you much time.
Close the deal
By word of mouth you have heard that a released job is coming that’s written you like a glove. This connection can help you get your letter to the right person. This gives you so much ahead of other candidates. Take action.
Of course, you should have your shit together during the job interview and the interview will be decisive. However, you will always have an edge over your competitors because you are recommended by an internal person.
So stop the scrolling for hours on job sites and check your network, look at your dream company and dare.
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