I Need a Job! And I’m willing to get really creative to get one!
Let me share with you how I used Outsourcing to get a list of a few hundred useful contacts.
Think about how, after calling them up and sending a non-generic job application, I drastically increase my chances of finding my dream job.
And because I wanted to stay near my loved ones, I needed my dream job in a city where getting a job is notoriously difficult:
How I started: useless use of job search websites
To be honest, my first job search efforts were more than sub-optimal. You should only use the lessons I have learned from my mistakes…
- Check out my best advice on using free job search websites here!
What did I do wrong? I sent out many generic application letters. I did not call before sending them. There was no personal contact. I was poorly organized.
All that made me realize: big trouble ahead! If you read a bit around my site, you can imagine what I thought of next…
The experiment: My outsourced job hunt
This was not a project where I outsourced my whole job application to specific services that spam hundreds of poor HR employees!
The aim of this project was to get a researched list of possible employers that I could call up, one after the other, without worrying about needing to research more places.
Were pretty good, in my opinion!
- Over 200 places researched in my town of preference
- All places are reachable by public transport.
- Money spent: 40$
Learn the same skills to outsource your job hunt!
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