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  How Organizations Hire (And What You Can Do About It)

Key Takeaways

  • How organizations hire:
    • Personal networks
    • Recruitment firms
    • Human resources departments
  • The key factor in getting noticed by employers: networking.


  1. If you haven’t already done so, check out my free short course, How to Wow and Woo Employers Online. Social media is now the first stop for managers who want know more about you. So it’s essential that you get your online house in order.
  2. Polish up your LinkedIn profile. More than 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn as their primary research tool for finding candidates. What will they see when visiting your LinkedIn account?
  3. If you haven’t already done so, introduce yourself in our private Facebook group, “Mac’s List Job Hackers.” Share the URL to your LinkedIn profile so that other course participants can connect with you on that platform.
  4. Before you send your next application, find a job posting that interests you. Practice identifying the keywords in that job posting. Then, when you apply for your next job, review your resume and other applications materials. Make sure your materials include the keywords you identify in that listing before you apply.
  5. Find and introduce yourself to three recruiters in your field. Leaders of your local professional association can help you identify recruiters. Another good source to consult: The Business Journal publishes a book of lists for 60 U.S. markets that includes a page for local recruiters and staffing agencies.