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  The Hidden Job Market and the 80/20 Rule

Key Takeaways

  • The 80/20 Rule
    • 20% of your time focused on job boards
    • 80% of your time doing informational interviews, networking with your leaders in your field, and volunteering in the community.

  • What you'll learn in this course:
    • How to discover opportunities that will never appear on a job board.
    • How you can make meaningful connections with industry thought leaders and other professionals who can fire up your job search.
    • How to “cold call” a potential contact.
    • What specific strategies you can use to set up informational interviews, attend networking events, find a mentor, ace a job interview, and more.

Homework

  1. What you'll need for this course:
    • Paper and pen to take notes
    • Your resume. And make sure it is up to date!
    • Your address book or rolodex, either online or physical
    • A good attitude. (Or, at the very least, a nice cup of coffee!)
  2. Make sure you get connected with fellow course participants and the Mac’s List team on our private Facebook group: The Mac’s List Job Hackers.

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