Most job seekers miss seeing bigger opportunities because they apply to only posted jobs. Nearly 80% of all jobs are filled without ever being publicly advertised through word of mouth. However, candidates routinely limit themselves by chasing the same ones everyone else sees. Right away they are in direct competition with hundreds of other job seekers.
The first reason is that they don’t know how to uncover jobs that aren’t advertised. It requires networking skills that go beyond reaching out to the handful of people they already know.
Second, it requires good questioning and listening skills. Good questions uncover needs and challenges. Listening is an exercise in patience and going beyond the first layer.
Third, it’s hard work that takes an investment of time. Most simply won’t invest the time and work needed to uncover word of mouth jobs, especially if it goes longer than a few weeks.
Lastly, it means getting out of their comfort zone. Starting conversations with a lot of people is challenging, especially when you are actively looking for a new job. Proposing yourself as the solution opens the door to possible rejection.
Learning these skills takes practice and the guidance of an experienced coach who will keep you on track over the long haul. But learning these skills will open up many more opportunities and keep your job search short. By partnering with Endeavor, you can learn how to uncover these unadvertised positions.
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Endeavor Agency is the nation’s leading career agency for executives. Endeavor helps executives, physicians, and professionals find jobs. Our team prepares clients for interviews and our clients win job offers far more often. Endeavor helps clients negotiate better offers and employment contracts.