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Know What You Want, Know Who You Are, Get The Right Job

August 29, 2017

Are you frustrated because you cannot get interviews?  Have you been sending applications with no response?

It could be that you are searching the wrong way. If you are applying to on-line jobs,  I estimate your chances are no better than eight percent of getting an interview unless there is a shortage of people in your line of work.

in a recent Forbes blog post, Ten Reasons Online Job Applications Are A Waste Of Time, Liz Ryan writes: “As a functional job-search channel, online applications are useless. Your chances of getting a good job by filling out an online application are about as good as your chances of winning the lottery — or maybe worse”

Its demoralizing for job seekers because the job seeker reads the ad and sees how well they fit. Sadly, there are likely others who are a more exact fit for the position and who are known to the hiring manager.

A better approach to finding the Right Career is to know exactly what you want, know who you are, and build a strategy to form a network of people doing this kind of work to help you get ahead of the job postings.

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Wayne Greenway is Senior Partner with Career Aviators, a Certified B Corporation®  that directs all profit to innovative youth leadership initiative in Guelph. He is passionate about helping people to find jobs in which they will excel, value highly and love to do.

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