How to Get a Job Today From a Recruiter’s Perspective

Title: How to Get a Job Today From a Recruiter’s Perspective
Authors: Mark Myers
Edition: 1
Finished Date: 2017-05-08
Rating: 5
Language: English
Genres: Job
Level: Entry
Publishers: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Publication Date: 2011-06-19
Format: No
Pages: 35
Download: No

How to find a job in the hidden job market

  • networking
  • word of month
  • Internal promotions
  • referrals
  • executive recruiters

换位思考: 需要找人fill 2 key positions

  1. call a couple colleagues to put the word out through people you respect and trust – referral
  2. share your needs with executives within your own company – referral
  3. consider you internal team to identify anybody who may be ready for a promotion – Internal promotions
  4. After these initial efforts, if a few weeks pass with no star candidates on the horizon, you may call executive recruiter contact and pay them to bring 3 candidates that meet you needs (costly but effective technique)
  5. post positions on corporate website
  6. post ads on association job boards that relate to these positions
  7. If produce little result, then the positions are generally turned over to human resources, who may in fact, post a job opening on one or more major job boards.

Hidden jobs是指1-6步之间的

BEFORE (1-6步):

  • Opportunity to meet immediately with the key decision maker
  • Little to no competition for the position
  • Maximum leverage to present a value proposition
  • Opportunity to learn directly from the key decision maker exactly what he/she is looking for in a star candidate
  • Faster hiring process / less formalities


  • Stonewalled by human resources
  • Formidable (even ridiculous) amounts of competition
  • Value propositions to HR fall on deaf ears unless your qualifications perfectly match the posted position
  • Less information given on what the company is actually looking for in a star candidate

top websites for job hunters

top 3 job search engines

  • Monster
  • Career Builder
  • Yahoo/Hotjobs

another 3 job search engines


    • author’s favorite because they put jobs that taken directly from company websites, i.e., jobs are listed internally
    • These are hidden jobs
    • submit resume directly to the person that matter

    • aggregate site
    • additional tools to find local jobs
    • identify hiring trends
    • research salaries
    • secure the offer letter

    • aggregate site
    • have a good salary tool to compare salaries of different job positions and titles

website for information of company


    • give a real honest glimpse inside the company before you interview or make a decision to join
    • provide

      • salary details
      • company reviews
      • interview questions

other job search websites

How to write a resume that will get you interviews

cover letter can be even more important and effective than the resume

send resume and cover letter when apply for a job

  1. start with interest in apply for the position and give the title exactly as it is in the job description
  2. write the name of the person if you know who would be reported to
  3. explain that you have exactly the kind of background they are looking for
  4. Take each qualification requirement the company is looking for and explain how you have experience doing that. Be sure to add what you accomplished as often as you can.
  5. What you should have at the end is a cover letter that is perfectly tailored to the job description, explaining point by point how you have experience in all the areas the employer is looking for.
  6. At the end of the cover letter ask for an opportunity to speak with the hiring manager.

The 3 Most Common Mistakes to Avoid When Job Hunting

  1. avoid generic resume and cover letter

    customize the resume toward the position you are interested in

    add specific keywords for each resume

    software scans these keywords

  2. don’t be desperate

    remain positive in job search efforts

    During your interview, don’t talk about the misfortunes you’ve come across or bring up the negative things that have happened to you

Employers are interested in upbeat, positive, energetic people that are confident, reliable and can add value to their company.  Be prepared to talk about these things and give examples of how you possess these qualities.
  1. use only online resources to find a job


    talk to everyone in your circle to let them know you are looking for new opportunities

    ask question: “How did you find your last few jobs?”

    • they will actually take on a sense of obligation to help you

interview tips

  1. Market your skills and related experience in the field that you are applying for. Be sure to do it in a way that is positive and confident, but not cocky or aggressive. Be prepared and able to talk about what you accomplished in past positions.
  2. Research the company before your interview and get to know the type of work environment they are. It’s a great way to know what you could possibly add to the company and where you would fit into the organization. It also lets the employer know that you are eager to be a part of the company.
  3. Prepare answers to common interview questions ahead of time, and practice saying them, so you aren’t stumped during the interview.
  4. Dress professionally, in the manner you would dress for the position you’re seeking.
  5. Show the person interviewing you that you are prepared and have done your research by bringing a list of your own questions with you in a folder with the company’s name on it, so that you don’t forget them. You should keep your extra resumes in there too.

  6. Be a good listener and focus. Some job seekers talk too much during interviews.

  7. Be prepared to describe your weaknesses as strengths. For example, saying that you are overenthusiastic about performing at your best.
  8. Make eye contact with your interviewer.
  9. When discussing why you left prior positions, be sure to present the facts in a positive context.
  10. Try to establish a good rapport with your interviewer. Be casual but professional, and most importantly BE YOUR SELF! Take the time to implement these interview tips before your next job hunt. It’ll give you a leg up on your competition!


  • 50 groups

    • 10 industry groups
    • 10 job search groups
    • 10 functional groups
    • 10 geographic groups
    • 10 other areas that related to your background