The job market is so competitive these days. With the rise of remote work, companies have access to more talent than ever… and borders are no longer barriers.
So, what can you do to stand out among the thousands of other applicants gunning for the same job?
You network like your life depends on it.
First, you find the teammates, recruiters, and hiring managers that are actively looking for a new team member.
Second, you reach out to them and ask for a coffee meeting to learn more about the role and team.
If they don’t have time to meet with you, prepare a list of well thought out 3-5 questions that will help you learn more about the role, team, and company.
Often times, job postings are generic and don’t tell you the whole story. You want to gain the deeper insights and context so that you can emphasize certain skills and experiences to stand out.
Plus, when people can put a face to the name, you will stand out much easier in a sea of applications.
If you’re lucky and prove your fit and potential, the people you talk to may even be willing to give you a referral to the company.
So, where can you go to find the hiring managers, recruiters, and team members who are recruiting?
It’s simple, you can follow KKARENISM on LinkedIn.