This article highlights the interview process, but you also have to position yourself right from the outset.
So one quick point related to the “connect the dots” reference in this article. You MUST connect the dots in your LinkedIn profile, too, so you can expand the universe of career opportunities that you’ll be considered for. Positions that will be the right fit for you.
Several of the people who commented on this WSJ article hadn’t done that effectively, so I can see why their search efforts weren’t getting traction.
Your profile has to simultaneously:
- 1. Align with how recruiters source candidates
- 2. Anticipate what recruiters are looking for when they arrive at your profile
- 3. Tactfully showcase your full value
- 4. Answer the questions in advance that you know they’ll ask.