The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
~ Bruce Feirstein
Sometimes when I tell job seekers to stop applying for jobs online and start contacting hiring managers instead, they think I’m crazy. The job listing may specifically say, ‘Do not call. Apply here (online).’ So why buck the system? Here’s the problem: only about .005% of these online applications ever make it to the hiring manager.
One gentleman applied TWICE to the same company over a few months and never heard anything back from them, so he finally took my advice and contacted the hiring manager directly. This contact got him the job within about 3 weeks. The hiring manager had never seen either of his online applications–and yet this was someone he obviously wanted to hire.
This week, stop applying online (the definition of insanity is doing the same thing but expecting different results, according to Einstein) and start contacting hiring managers. Be a genius-get a job.
(If you don’t know how to start contacting hiring managers, use my Hidden Jobs Finder.)
Best of luck!