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We believe in helping our clients access the hidden job market to unlock their full career potential. Through targeted, in-depth research, we find companies that best align with our clients’ expertise and interests, and the appropriate decision-makers to contact.
The Numbers Game
Statistically, approximately 35 out of every 100 people, seeking new positions, found leads through traditional search methods such as answering want ads, using placement agencies, and mass-mailing resumes.
Conversely, 65 out of every 100 people found their new position through non-conventional methods such as word-of-mouth or by contacting the employer directly.
Quality vs Quantity
The 65% who obtained positions through word-of-mouth or through directly contacting an employer did so with fewer leads. They were not luckier than their peers, they simply had leads with better-than-average chances of leading to interviews. Most leads found online do not yield many interviews since they are passive approaches to your search. Answering want ads, using placement agencies, and mass-mailing resumes are essentially passive exercises because once you correspond with HR departments and recruiters, you must wait for them to contact you.
In addition, advertised positions elicit hundreds of responses, so the numbers dictate that an extremely small percentage of those respondents (those who match up exactly within the specified requirements) will be granted an interview. Based on these statistics, what is the most efficient and most effective way to generate interviews? By being part of the 65% of the population who utilize their network of contacts to make their availability and qualifications known to the people who have the power to hire them.
Return of Interest
Of employers rated referrals above all other sources for generating the best ROI
Knowing someone on the inside cuts your hiring time in half
Access to Jobs
Of jobs are being filled without being advertised
The New York Times reported that only a total of 3-5% of all people seeking new positions will ever find a job off of the Internet, including scrapers like Indeed, networking sites like LinkedIn and social sites like Facebook.
Facts to consider.
Before you embark on your next career or board search, here are some facts you should consider. As of early 2006, approximately 30% of all Internet users visited career websites. It is apparent that the usage of the Internet has become the search tool of choice and consequently far more competitive.
CareerPath.com reported that there were 4.9 million resumes posted online in 2002. Today Monster and CareerBuilder alone have more than 100 million resumes posted and there are over 100,000+ job boards. To put this in context there are only 153 million in the workforce, and 130 million of those are now employed.