Companies don’t advertise jobs for months, even years.
This is the perfect time to get those jobs.
Jobs advertised publicly, via recruiters or classifieds, are more difficult to obtain because the competition is so much greater.
There are many people applying to those jobs. Sometimes hundreds or even thousands.
Even if you are the best fit for the job, your application may never reach the hiring manager because they have to go through so many.
What’s more, sometimes an organization may not even know they need to hire a new employee.
Organizations may be facing certain challenges but not think hiring someone to handle those tasks.
Reaching out to an organization and inquiring can get you an opportunity that otherwise might never have been materialized.
So how do you make this happen? How do you get in the door before it is even open?
Here are a few things you can do:
- Regularly look for job postings on your favorite company websites.
Organizations post jobs on their own websites long before they advertise them with recruiters or classified.
- Contact an organization by email, phone, or even the chat function and inquire if they have any vacancies. If they have spoken about hiring internally, you can get an opportunity.
- Look through company media and updates pages and industry news and see where they are expanding, what challenges they are facing. Then contact them and discuss how your skills can help them in those areas.
Use these ways to open doors for yourself. Because there are lots of opportunities. You just need to find them and get in the door.
Finally, in all these situations, it’s important to focus on the needs of the organization rather then your need for a job.