You have worked diligently to prepare key job search tools including your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile and if applicable sample work portfolio and have reached out to your network to let everyone know you are actively seeking employment but still are not getting the results you want. This is can be very frustrating especially if you have the experience or education necessary for the roles you are applying - be sure to check "Think Before You Send" to make sure you are actually doing things right.
I have found that the best way to ensure you can get success is by targeting companies with many openings in your area of interest. So here is how you do it. Compile a list of at least 100 companies in your area with over $50MM in total revenue. Hoovers.com is a great place to start for this type of research but if you do not have access to that resource your local public library should or the librarian will tell you about similar resources; as a pointer it is best to put this list in Excel. After you compile the list go to indeed.com and search each company to see what type of talent they want. Finally after going through the list and making notes of the number of positions available for your type of role start applying to jobs at companies that have many openings for your type of role. I know this is a lot of work but believe me it will pay off.
Also, as I have stated in a previous articles, pick up the phone and call the company where you want to work. If they have many openings and you are a qualified candidate you might be surprised and how happy they are to speak with you.
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