𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗱𝗼𝗼𝗿 𝗝𝗼𝗯 𝗛𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗧𝗶𝗽: 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮 𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝟮𝟬 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗲𝘀
Create a list of 20 companies you admire.
Consider companies that might not be having their doors knocked down by throngs of people looking for a job, and where it might be easier to find someone who will talk with you.
Using LinkedIn tools, search for things you might have in common with those 20 companies, such as college alumni or contacts who work there.
Rank them in the order of their desirability as a potential employer, and visit sites such as Indeed or Glassdoor to see if they have posted any jobs fitting your qualifications.
This exercise will help you narrow your list to five top companies to target for outreach and to cultivate relationships that may lead to new opportunities.
Also, schedule informational interviews with representatives of companies you are most interested in learning about.
Flex your curiosity and expand your horizon by scheduling informational meetings with successful professionals you admire.
Rather than inquiring about job openings at their companies, ask for their insights and how they achieved success in their own careers.
They will be responsive because people enjoy talking about themselves.
What type of workaround tactics do you utilize to find or exploit opportunities at your targeted company?👇