Suffering from Career Atrophy?

Shrinking Job MarketDecember is all about planning. Are you…

  • Unsatisfied in your current role?
  • Unhappy with the direction your career is taking?
  • Without a clear exit strategy to get out of your rut?
  • Applying for numerous positions without an interview in sight?
  • Curious about accessing the “hidden” market?

If you are still stuck using the advertised job market to help you find a better position, you are missing out on the best opportunities and keeping yourself trapped in your current path.  Relying on only advertised jobs keeps nearly 90% of your career control away from you, i.e. only less than 10% of people who find jobs by applying on job-boards.

With a strategic approach to your career moves, you can regain control of your future.  These well-planned approaches make sure

  1. Your awareness of what you want and can offer is increased.
  2. You no longer are looking to sell yourself to an employer, but also to buy into a job as an employee.
  3. You become a person who is sought after rather than another competitor.
  4. You learn the right connections and meet the right people, making sure an employer’s potential risk at hiring you is lowered.
  5. Your motivation and confidence will both increase as more and more opportunities show themselves.
  6. The “hidden” job market will be open to you.
  7. Even when a job is advertised, you will be seen as a worthier candidate!

If you understand the odds and the consequences of the typical job search approach, and you have been spending vast majority of your time on job-boards but getting very minimal return. I would highly recommend you to explore the possibility of effective networking. You may feel slightly discomfort at the beginning but no pain no gain. 

Trilingual Career Coach & Recruiter with experience across Europe and Asia Pacific. She is also a speaker for workshops on resume writing, job searching tips, and interview techniques. She travels frequently but you can stay in touch with Eleanor via facebook.com/EleanorHoDotCom

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