While the job search process can be tedious and time-consuming, following up on leads and networking can help produce results.
It seems like you’ve been trying the same old things to find a job. Why not try something new?
Share a part of your resume
Find a company you want to work for. Write a great cover letter on why you are a good fit, pointing to the enclosed resume. Don’t seal the envelope and don’t enclose a resume. They’ll think the resume fell out in the mail. They will call and engage in a conversation. Sell yourself shamelessly.
I am a qualified candidate with a strong focus on customer service and communications. My education, work experience, and volunteerism make me an ideal candidate for this position.
Write to introduce yourself
You can benefit from direct mail’s power by locating 5-10 companies and see if they know anyone who works at any of these. Send out a letter to your contact network and ask if they happen to know anyone who is employed by one of the firms on your list.
When a contact says they know someone on your list, send them your resume and ask for their help. They may be able to easily forward it or let you know if they know anyone who would be interested.
A chain letter to find a job.
Why not create a list of 20 companies you are interested in, search their website for information about recruitment, send out 5 applications each to 10 company addresses you find, and see how it goes. The worst they would say is no.
To maximize your impact as a job seeker, ask those you know to contact you if they know of any positions that might be a fit. You can also ask them to forward an email to other people who might benefit from the information. But make sure you don’t bother someone who is currently employed!
Write an informative booklet on your area of expertise and give it away. This is a great way to build your credibility in the field and also demonstrate the breadth of information you share. Distribute it electronically, across job boards, social media, etc.
Call the Human Resources Department
Sounds like you’re looking for a new job and want to know what company to apply with. Ask your employer’s HR department which recruiting agency they use or contact an outside recruiter who can help you find the perfect fit.
Contact the agency and tell them you’re interested in connecting with others who might match your skillset. That way, both you and they can mutually benefit from a referral.
They might have also given you a lead. And by being recommended, you are more likely to be taken seriously. If there is an agency fee, you could get the money back. When contacting them lastly thank them for their time
As a guerrilla tactic, try using the tips in this list for better results.