Discussion: November 24, 2009 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter
In today’s newsletter, a reader tells how she’s on a roll… conducting her job search exclusively through personal contacts. She hasn’t sent out a resume but has lined up phone calls with VP’s and CEO’s at her target companies.
How is that possible? How’d she do it? (You’ve gotta subscribe to the newsletter to find out… and it’s free!)
I didn’t publish this week’s Q&A column to congratulate myself because a reader finds that the Ask The Headhunter approach works. I ran it because it’s Thanksgiving and it’s nice to share an upbeat story!
But I also ran it because I want to ask you something:
Does the talk-to-people approach that this reader is using a substitute for the traditional job ad/resume approach, or should it be used only in addition to job ads/resumes?
Have you ever searched for a job purely through personal contacts? Is a person nuts to skip resumes and ads?
Is it enough to talk to people? Please weigh in and don’t worry about getting extreme…