A number of my friends of long standing and colleagues are looking for jobs. (Friends of long standing is another way to say old friends without calling them old 🙂 They all have over 20 years of experience. The way they used to find jobs–through recruiters–is not working. Sure, recruiters have some openings, but most organizations are not advertising and not using recruiters even for senior-level jobs.
Here's what I know about:
- Network with everyone you know. Don't forget school and previous employer alumni groups.
- Make sure you are on the job boards suitable for your potential positions.
- See if any local or national associations or user groups have job boards you can use.
- Use social media to connect with people.
I'm sure there are more options. Do you have any ideas? My friends and colleagues would like to know. Please comment. Thanks.