"Never question the relevance of truth, but always question the truth of relevance." Being relevant is just one of three reasons why you keep getting passed up for roles in your job search.
The three primary reasons are:
1. Your Network and connections
2. Your 'Pitch' and presentation
3. Lack of Relevance (or the perception)
Statistics tell us that your next role is 98% likely to come out of your network and connections. Makes sense considering a first impression only takes 7 seconds. Having a connection to the role stretches that opportunity out for a first impression. It also provides context and more receptive audience for your 'pitch' and relevance.
Check out a recent article "I've applied for 100 jobs and .... crickets"
#tuesdaytruth quote: Craig Bruce
Photo: Burning Man, photog unknown