If you know networking will work, why doesn’t everyone do more?
Then why… why… WHY are you spending all your time on job boards, spending hours modifying your resume and cover letter only to submit it and never ever hear anything back? The ghosting from job boards is real my friends.
Only 20% of jobs are filled on job boards. 80% of jobs are filled through networking yet very few job seekers are out there networking. At least not enough and definitely not the right way.
When you know you have a proven solution to your problem, and you really want to land your dream job; then why aren’t you doing it?
The reality is most people hate networking. They would rather get a root canal than network. It sucks, it’s awkward, and you feel like a bit of a loser when you feel like you’re always hitting people up for jobs.
And for those of you who have tried networking, you know how it goes. You get ghosted, or have one conversation and don’t know how to keep the conversation moving. Sometimes people say they will help and then you never hear back or you feel like a bother and an intrusion.