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I am a huge, huge, huge fan of informational interviews. If you don’t believe in them I’m guessing you don’t know how to do them right (there is more than one right agenda, but there are many, many wrong ways of doing an informational interview).
Since JibberJobber started we’ve had a special offer for military and veterans (and spouses). This comes from my history being around military families, starting when I was 11, and continuing through today. I can’t do much, but as the owner of JibberJobber I can give veterans one year of JibberJobber premium to help them transition. We have been doing this since 2006 (veterans can sign up at JibberJobberUSA.com).
Recently I read an article that disgusted me – it talked about some problems that one specific veteran is facing in his transition home, and as he tries to get a job outside of the military. As I was reading about this veteran I thought that I could do a little more, and decided to reach out to my network of career coaches and resume writers to see what they are currently offering. The list below is surely not complete (leave a comment or email me if you know of something that should be added, or if something is misrepresented – this list should get better over time).
NOTE: Service providers who are not listed here have either not responded to my request or do not have special discounts for military. Please respect their business choice – in some cases their prices might already be very low, or for some reason they have made a business decision which does not allow for discounts. Please respect their business choices, for whatever reason they made them.
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It depends on what numbers you are talking about. If you are doing the right things consistently, with purpose and focus, then maybe it can be a numbers game. If you are doing the wrong things just to hit certain numbers, you’ll be more frustrated than you can imagine.
Alison Doyle has a great post titled Job Searching By the Numbers. In the post she shares numbers tracked by Caryn. Here are some examples of things she tracked:
Jobs she applied to, and how the 105 she applied to online worked out
Networking, and how many opportunities she got from her network
How many she got from staffing agencies, and what happened
Spoiler: she accepted one of the two opportunities she found from a staffing agency that found her from LinkedIn.
So all of the jobs she found and applied to online, or through her network, led to nothing, but someone found her on LinkedIn and she got and accepted an offer.
So was it a numbers game? Maybe she was only 10% into the number of jobs she should have applied to, or the resumes she sent out? Maybe she didn’t meet enough people in networking, and didn’t ask “who do you know” and ask for introductions…
The reason I’m writing this post is because I think that the job search CAN BE a numbers game, if you are doing the right stuff. Just like a basketball game… the more shots you take towards your own basket, the higher the chances are you’ll make some. But if you are shooting at the wrong basket, or who-knows-where, you can rack up 10,000 attempts (shots) and NOT get any closer to winning, or scoring.
So the answer to the question, is the job search a numbers game, has to consider what numbers you are considering….