The second fastest way to get a Job

Second Fastest Way to Get A Job
Greg Goudie
Written by Greg Goudie

Networks – use your contacts and networks, your friends, your relatives. 90% of the jobs that are filled were never advertised. They were filled by someone who knew someone, who knew someone…

You don’t know where the next job will come from, it could be through your next door neighbour. It could come from talking with someone at the next BBQ you go to. Getting a job is a full time job and most of the work is done on the weekends or outside of normal work hours, networking with different people.

A lot of businesses, these days are using their staff to find referrals for their vacancies. What better recruiter than someone who understands the business, the culture and the people. Rather than advertise a position, wait 2 weeks for interviews, another 2 weeks to make the selection and hopefully pick the right person from a 1 hour meeting. Wouldn’t it be better to interview someone who has been referred by someone you know and trust.

Keep your previous work colleagues, business acquaintances and other contacts posted on your progress. They may hear of an opportunity before it gets advertised and put you in the loop ahead of everyone else.

Don’t be negative about your situation, always portray a positive attitude about your skills and experience. Because, how you portray yourself to your contacts is what they will tell other people and prospective employers about the type of person you are.


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Greg Goudie

Greg Goudie

Greg Goudie is the Executive Director of DOME and following many years in the automotive parts manufacturing sector, has worked with mature age unemployed for the past 15 years.

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