692. Expert Interview: Unconventional Strategies to Land the Job You Love
Austin Belcak is the founder of Cultivated Culture where he helps people leverage unconventional strategies to land jobs they love without connections, without “traditional” experience, and without applying online. His strategies have been featured in places like Forbes, Business Insider and Fast Company and he has helped people get hired at Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and many more.
Unconventional Strategies to Land the Job You Love
Many job-seekers are accustomed to submitting their resumes and applications online. Success with this method is astoundingly low, because the competition is very high and many job openings never even appear on company websites. A tested system, using the best of digital marketing wisdom and an up-to-date approach to networking, can dramatically improve your chances of finding and landing the job you love.
Why Is This Important?
If you do nothing more than submit online applications, you’re playing a numbers game you’re virtually certain to lose. A recent Wall Street Journal survey of major employers revealed that only 20 percent of their job openings are listed online. On top of that, 75 percent of current job-seeks are applying primarily online for that small portion of published openings. So, finding creative ways of reaching the people who know about the jobs and enlisting their help is central to your success.
What Are the Key Lessons Learned Here?
Starting with some sage advice: Only take advice from the people who already have what you want. Austin Belcak developed ways of targeting those people, and cultivating relationships with them. More importantly, his system takes back control of the career search from the technology that condemns most applications to the virtual trash basket. But it is not simply about gaming the system. Landing the job you want also entails getting smart about cultivating the skills you will need and creating the on-the-job experience employers want through building your own track record.
Connecting With Austin Belcak
“Resume Revamp.” Free 4-part video course with tested and proven resume tweaks that work. www.CultivatedCulture.com/discover
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