This is a great video which details how online job search technology has actually hurt a post-graduate’s ability to find a job, rather than help, and a few excellent job-finding tips from “The 2-Hour Job Search” (not an aff link) author, Steve Dalton:
So true, what he says about online applications all but eliminating the ability to get a first interview. Too many applicants and not enough time for hiring managers to offer feedback to job seekers.
- Diversify your targets to a mix of small and large companies.
- Find contacts in the companies you’re interested, ask them what makes them successful, and perhaps they’ll become your greatest advocate.
I’m sure his book offers a lot more detail and strategy, though I can’t say I’ve read it personally.
Share your own experience/tips for finding post-graduate work.