The two ways to search for a job....

The Two Ways to Hunt for a Job


We begin with good news: there are two ways you can go about the job hunt. Most often we're only told about one of them, namely the way that everybody goes about the job hunt, instinctively, because that’s the way you do it, and that’s how it’s always been. We’ll call this The Traditional Way. Most of us know how to do this, or can quickly learn. It doesn’t demand much time. Slap together a CV. Post it on all the key websites and wait for the offers to come flooding in. If that doesn’t turn up any job offer, find another 20 job websites and post your CV some more.


Post it everywhere. Wait to see if you get any responses. Look at the ads online for vacancies. Approach those companies via your CV. If this works for you, great! (But then, if it did, you wouldn’t be reading this, would you?)


There is a second way, let’s call it “My Way”….. thanks Frank!


With this method you begin with yourself instead of the job-market. You figure out who you are, and what you most love to do. Then you decide which organisations and jobs match you. And you do not wait until they announce they have a vacancy. You approach them anyway. The best way is to use mutual connections but failing that you have to find the “bridge” to that company. Here's a comparison of the two approaches: