Breaking into a new industry can be tough for a multitude of reasons from industry jargon to your existing book of business losing all its value.
Here are the top 5 places where people are looking for entry level jobs and why!
5) Companies Career Page
It just seems like obvious place to look. Find a company, go to the Careers Page, Apply. Done. Simple.
This is a great go-to if you have dialed-in your ideal company profile with a specific role in mind. If not, it can be a bit overwhelming reading through job titles and descriptions having to Google every other acronym trying to understand the difference between Manager for Business Development and a Sales Development Manager.
The truth is online job applications are just a beacon to the general market to attract talent. Sometimes you’ll find a job posting and the position is not even available. Like pre-ordering for an item that’s out of stock, companies sometimes try to get candidates in the funnel to “save them” or just to keep them in the loop. If they’re lucky, the candidate from 2 months ago is still looking for a job and when their company is hiring again they can easily reach out to the candidate that’s already interested.
4) Online Career Websites
So you’ve decided that you want to break into a role in tech sales but you don’t know how your skills will translate or what the role equivalent will be in a new industry. People are looking here because these sites are dedicated to helping people find jobs but provide such a vast array of options that it can be overwhelming and somewhat cumbersome. Constantly having to upload and format documents from one portal to another is not motivating.
Great place to start if you are indulging in some light reading and trying to get a gauge on the job market but when you’re serious about finding the right role you may want to look into more concierge focused assistance that will ask you questions and help you build relationships.
3) Using a Recruiter
A personal touch goes a long way and can double as peace of mind as you move through the job hunt into the interview process. This model makes a ton of sense when you know what industry you want to go into but aren’t confident that your skill set is aligned with your compensation requirements. Recruiters will help you calibrate with the expectations of the job market and source new opportunities that fall in line with your Ideal Company Profile.
The caveat to using recruiters is they are not always role specific and therefore you have to withstand the test of opportunity cost, those are the rare opportunities that rear their head because you knew where and when to look. Secondly, when interviewing — it’s comforting to know that you have a resource in your purview that can vet out potential blind spots and help you avoid awkward interactions because you weren’t looking around the corner or didn’t know what to look for.
2) Your Network
Landing interviews is much easier when you have someone who vouches for you. This seems like the most obvious place to look because, generally, you associate with people who are like you and have an better understanding of what you are looking to get out of your career. Your network is a great way to build relationships and get warm introductions to hiring managers and Founders at sought after companies all the while making the referee look good internally.
So, why wouldn’t you ask your friends if their companies are hiring?
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John Originally posted this on his Medium.