This is a short excerpt from the Introduction of Digital Job Hunting 2.0:
Imagine a 3 X 3 grid on a wall, and on that grid are three copies of your resume, taped randomly somewhere in that grid. The recruiter is standing across from the grid with a dart in her hand and a blindfold on. She’s good enough at darts to hit the grid every time, even blindfolded, but it’s random where in the grid her dart will land. Sometimes she hits your resume, sometimes a blank spot. Before each throw, the grid is cleared, and the resumes are taped up randomly again. You don’t have to be a statistician (or even good at math!) to know that if you can get 4 resumes on the grid, your chances of getting targeted by the recruiter have increased for every throw. What does this mean? The more applications you have out, the more chances you have of getting a call back, and the more opportunities you have to get your chance to get in front of that hiring manager. But there’s another, even better reason for applying to more jobs, which speaks to the “faster” imperative mentioned above.
What’s better than a job offer? How about two job offers? Or multiple job offers? This is the ideal position in which any candidate wants to be. And you can only achieve this situation if you are filling up that grid as much as humanly possible. If you are a fan of baseball you know that base hits, more so than home runs, win games, and you want to get as many “at-bats” as possible during your search, to maximize your chances at getting a base hit, and yes, the occasional home run.
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