I’m fortunate to live in the Atlanta area, where there is an active and talented, social media savvy recruiter community. I’m lucky to be able to meet these recruiters “in real life,” or as my friend Phyllis Mufson says, “in 3D.” One such recruiter is Jim Stroud. Jim is well known in the field for his work as a “Searchologist” (someone adept at online research), with an expertise in the full life-cycle placement of Executive and Technical personnel, Recruitment Research and Competitive Intelligence. What does all that mean? He has a lot of ideas about how to teach job seekers about how recruiters think.
While not everyone is going to find a job via a recruiter, I think his video about how to access the hidden job market is worth every job seeker’s time. This is what he says about the video:
Did you know that traditional job searches leave you at a disadvantage? Why? Simply put, there are a lot of unadvertised jobs that you are overlooking everyday. If you do not know about these hidden jobs. its because you have been looking in the wrong places. Its time to do something different! In this video on job search strategy, Jim Stroud gives tips on how to prospect the hidden job market. Tune in now and PLEASE share with other job seekers in your network.
Jim asked me to share this, so here it is. Let me know what you think, and be sure to be in touch if you’d like help implementing Jim’s suggestions. If you are ready for a social resume that gets results (and is optimized for search), contact me!