8. Direct/Speculative Approaches

Why contact a potential employer direct?
  • Statistics
    • 50% and 75% of jobs are never advertised
  • People
    • People like to work with people they like
  • Probability of Success
    • Getting a job through an advertisement is below 7%
    • Targeted approaches can achieve success rates of up to 86%
It is 12 times more effective than responding to agency advertised vacancies

Source: Accessing the Unadvertised Jobs Market
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