I’ve targeted a company I really want to work for, so I’m applying for multiple jobs. Is that okay? Do I have to use the same resume or should I change it each time?

QUESTION: How can I find companies that are actually hiring?


Norine Dagliano, ekm Inspirations

You’re looking at this the wrong way. Find companies who can benefit from someone with your skills and experience and then network your way into having a conversation with key-decision makers within the company to discuss their goals and needs and what you have to offer. Often positions are created as a result of these conversations – even if the company wasn’t advertising that it was hiring.

Cathy Lanzalaco, Inspire Careers

A more focused approach of targeting specific companies you want to work for will streamline and expedite your search. Develop a list of target companies that align with your professional experience and personal values – follow them, contact them, set up job alerts, and try to connect with people inside to learn about positions not posted publicly.

Grant Cooper, Strategic Resumes & Business Plans

Because of natural attrition, most companies of a significant size are either currently hiring, or will soon to be hiring. While many jobseekers wait until a company has actually posted a position, career coaching candidates are encouraged to network in their fields of interest and engage with decision-makers, regardless of postings. In this way, they learn about jobs before the general public.

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