Toxic Executive Job Search Beliefs: Hit the job boards hard

by Meg Guiseppi on January 26, 2015

Your executive job search isn’t going well.

You don’t know why. You spend hours and hours every day scouring the job boards, customizing your resume, and responding to postings.

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Is this what you’re thinking?

“My branded resume and LinkedIn profile are ready. Time to hit the job boards hard.”

Many job seekers believe that being up-to-date with the latest internet-driven job search methods means continuously blasting your resume out to any job postings that remotely look like a potential fit.

Job boards typically yield a dismal estimated 5% success rate, especially for c-suite and senior-level executives.

And then there’s the problem of getting your resume through the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Many resumes fail because they don’t contain the right keywords, which you may not have access to.

It doesn’t make sense to spend any more than a very small amount of your probably limited job search time on a method that yields one of the worst ROIs.

Most c-suite and senior executive jobs never land on job boards.

Your time is much better spent building your network to include people at the companies you’re targeting, and networking your way into them.

More About Today’s Executive Job Search

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