Post # 1
So I am completely and utterly at my wits end with this whole job search. Though I do realize I am very lucky to have a job, I am just frustrated! I’m either told I have too much experience or too little experience or I work for too big of a company, but yet it’s all by recruiters who I honestly don’t think they know anything about the job they are even recruiting for. I find it so hard to apply to all these jobs and just have them be filtered to recruiting agencies, I’m not knocking recruiters but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been called in for “fake” positions by agencies. 99% of the call backs I get are from agencies. And from them not 1 interview.
So my new idea is this, I want to compose an email and send my resume and cover letter to past people I’ve interviewed with to try and network myself and also explain why I am looking to network myself and make a move ( due to my now 4 hour commute). I work in HR so I feel that this could be a good move , but I’m not sure if it’s too risky and too forward??
Post # 3
All you need is one company to think that you are a “go-getter” from this approach. IMO, you cannot be shy if you are job hunting. My thoughts are: do it!
Post # 4
Do it. When my new boss came in and replaced the old guy his box was flooded with emails from past co-workers, past employees, past random people he’d met at a convention etc. 4 people ended up getting hired. One person had a position created for her.
Post # 5
I say go for it! It’s really not like you have anything to lose by putting yourself out there like that. At the very least, they might just shuffle your letter away or something, but you may end up with some excellent contacts or even a job out of it!! Good thinking!
Post # 6
Do it. My fiance scored his job by doing just that. It shows you have initiative.
Post # 7
Also, I hear you about recruiters. I will NEVER go through one again. worst experience & waste of my time.
Post # 9
I’m in HR as well and I think you should def go for it!
Post # 10
Networking is key, so I think it’s a great idea! I’m sure with a well written resume and cover letter, you’ll impress them with your proactive attitude! G’luck!