Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter reminds you of this wall but forgotten job search strategy, particularly if you are in sales.

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Don't just sit behind LinkedIn. Don't just sit behind your computer screen. Call people. Reach out to them! Don't just simply sit back passively and apply to jobs to applicant tracking systems.

You may leave a voicemail message for them. You may leave for messages for them. The fact of the matter is, particularly if you are in sales, is the single best representation of your persistence and determination that is going to attract you to employers.

In a lot of other fields, if you wait for the applicant tracking system to refer you to the hiring manager for them to see your resume and not get weeded out by it, you are making a huge mistake.

Start banging on doors and demanding to be seen. Not rudely. Not saying things like, "YOU MUST SEE ME! YOU MUST INTERVIEW ME!" Make your presence felt.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

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