Share all the ways to land a job BESIDES applying online

applying for jobs online, avoiding applying for jobs online, outmaneuvering online job application forms,
Applying online is just one way to
land a job. Can you name others?
I wrote a blog post once about all the ways I've landed a job and what you can learn from my experiences. Interestingly, I landed most of the jobs in other ways besides (or in addition to) applying online.

For example, I've landed jobs by ...
  • Contacting a friend of the family
  • Writing a letter campaign to all the ad agencies in town
  • Talking myself into a position over happy hour 
  • Responding to a newspaper ad
  • Reaching out to a former boss 
  • Working my LinkedIn connections 
  • Asking influential people to vouch for me
  • Sending an email to the hiring manager


How about you?
How have you landed past jobs? The ways that you've gotten jobs before could work for you again. Find a free "Learn from Past Jobs" chart on the Resources page to help you track how you have landed your past jobs. Use the knowledge about your work history to land a great job.



Please share ways you've landed jobs (or tried to land jobs)!

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