With the ongoing rate of unemployment it’s not surprising to see so many people offering advice and telling us how to conduct our job search. Undoubtedly, there are many highly qualified and competent people who shouldn’t have been out of job. For many years, these people have had full time jobs in Ontario and they would find it quite daunting to start searching for jobs. For these people this experience of finding job is akin to dating once again after a divorce.
Ontario job search is a process with no short cuts.
Stress and panic at the time of the interview can surely mar your chances of getting a job. While it’s true that the job market is very tight and highly competitive, the fact is that any companies continue to hire people. Though many Ottawa job opportunities are not advertised through job boards, candidates with superior qualifications are getting interviews and offers of employment. Having a pragmatic plan and attainable goals can help you remain focused and get you the kind of job you want instead of the one you require.
Expand your present network to find the best openings
You should understand how invaluably helpful your personal network can be in your job search efforts. You stand a better chance of getting an interview on being referred to a personnel manager by a friend or an employee than just trying like the rest of the crowd. Research indicates that just forty to sixty percent of jobs are openly advertised and the higher the salary or the position, the less are its chances of getting advertised. Expanding your personal network allows you an entry into this 'closed job market' and finding better opportunities. Availing the services of a headhunter is worthwhile for expanding your network for accessing jobs which are not openly advertised. Headhunters can really help you expand your existing network of contacts. However, selection of a headhunter may necessitate a research on your part as you would like to choose one specializing in your field. You can visit their website to check their testimonials and look for substance, steering clear of marketing blurb.
Two kinds of headhunters
There are two kinds of headhunters, one who works entirely on retained projects and the other of the kind of VadarMoss, who, apart from searching for candidates for retained and existing projects also help creating job opportunities for candidates, using their network of clients and awareness of market. Remaining on the network of such recruitment agencies and staying connected with the headhunters complements your present job search plans and proves beneficial in the long run.
Headhunters can be selective in their choice of candidates, as they are unable to fulfill the requirements of every candidate approaching them. It helps approaching them through one of their existing clients or candidates.
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