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Five Tried and Tested Guerrilla Job Hunting Tactics

When it comes to sniffing out and applying for the very best jobs on the market, there is a very big difference between playing dirty and playing smart. The simple fact of the matter is that while online job application standards have opened up incredible opportunities for job seekers, they’ve also levelled the playing field like never before. Or in other words, it is more difficult than ever before to gain any real advantage over anyone else – at least without resorting to slightly more unusual tactics.

Regardless of how personal feelings and opinions may vary, guerrilla tactics can and do wonders when it comes to job hunting. So if you prefer to take your own future into your own hands and do what’s best for your own career prospects,

Here’s a quick look at five tried and tested guerrilla job hunting tactics that could just tip you over the edge:

Go Direct

First of all, it’s all well and good to make use of the web’s very best recruitment portals and services, but this does not mean there is nothing to gain from approaching businesses and employers directly. The simple fact of the matter here is that not all businesses advertise their posts online or in any other way, shape or form. Instead, their jobs tend to go to people they are already aware of – making sure they are aware of you cannot help but improve your chances.

Mine Employees for Information

Another fantastic example of a guerrilla tactic that works is that of networking with individuals who already work for the company. This is pretty easy to do as it requires little more than getting busy with LinkedIn and reaching out to current employees. Not only will this help you to begin making a name for yourself at the company, that you will also gain crucial insights that could help you with your application.

Do the Job Before You Apply

Admittedly, it takes quite a lot of time and commitment to pull off, but one of the very best ways of showing an employer that you are the right person for the job is by actually doing the job before they give you the job, so to speak. Roughly translated, it’s a case of living and breathing the company’s culture and focus in order to come up with something that shows them you know what you are doing. A proposal, a report or anything else that shows you are the real deal – show them you can do the job and more often than not, the job will be yours.

Choose Companies Rather than Jobs

Standard approach for most jobseekers these days is to check the job listings online and apply to any that suit them. This can work for some, though job seekers using this approach exclusively will often miss out on that many fantastic opportunities. Instead of simply waiting for jobs to be served to you on a silver platter, specify instead the companies that you want to work for and go to them directly.

Start a Blog

Last but not least, one of the most effective ways of showing both interest in any given company and strong knowledge of what it is the company does is to create a blog and keep it regularly updated. This way, you get to demonstrate your commitment to the industry and your desire to join the company by way of creating interesting and relevant blog posts featuring news, opinions, comments and your own proposals.

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