CHAPTER FIFTEEN

Pitch yourself to employers who aren’t advertising

THIS CHAPTER LOOKS AT:

  • The power of well-targeted unsolicited approaches
  • How jobs can be created around the right candidates
  • Pitching for openings before they become vacancies
  • Speculative letters – what works, and what doesn’t

THE REALLY COUNTER-INTUITIVE APPROACH TO THE MARKET

As this book has made clear, a successful job hunt relies on you using all available broadcast channels. One of these channels is making direct approaches to employing organisations. In other words, making some form of communication to an organisation which might be interested in you, but doesn’t currently have anything you could describe as a defined vacancy.

Statistically, at least one in 10 jobs ...

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