We've said it before... And we'll say it again... Network, network, network!!!
Do you want to work for a certain company? One approach – what most employers expect these days – is to submit your CV online. But, no surprise, it will fall into an applicant pool of thousands. You also can try contacting the hiring manager. However, if you do not already have a personal connection, this dramatically reduces the odds of actually speaking with him or her. “Who you know is as important as what you know” is a particularly powerful truism in our current market. Building – and leveraging – your network can mean all the difference between finding your next job and becoming a perpetual candidate.
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