tired of my current position. been a while since i actively looked. anyone got any advice for a job hunt in 2021? i currently work in the financial services industry but would consider a move to another if the transition and ramp up is realistic.
waste my time on job sites like indeed, etc?
call a recruiter?
list my vaccination status on my resume?
include my OG screen name on my resume?
any other things i should be considering?
I made a switch, still very similar career but not completely overlapping skill set.
I had the most success by applying online, then immediately following up with a cold call through LinkedIn.
For example I saw a job that was somewhat inline with what I thought I may want, but I only had about 30% overlap with what what they were looking for.
I filled out the online application, then I went on linked in and found the HR person and sent a personal message and found an MD listed and sent one to him. Neither were the correct people but they directed me to them and I walked in for my first interview two days later.
In the interview they told me the direct contact is what had them consider me, otherwise the resume would have gotten lost in an algo.
I went through three rounds before stepping down from consideration to take a different offer.
There was a JR Trader position listed. Associate level. I figured what the hell I will ask anyway. The conversation with the recruiter was brief and he said I was over qualified and asked if I could recommend someone more Jr since I had been around a bit.
I told him it sounded like they were bargain shopping and really needed someone more Sr.
Four months later I followed up and asked how their search went, and they confided that it turned into a disaster.
I then went in and interviewed and shared my thoughts and got hired into a Sr position. I was lacking a lot of technical skills that I hustled to fill in the position as I envisioned it had 50/50 overlap with my experience.
It was the follow up call that got the serious conversations going.