Most people check LinkedIn to determine how many jobs are posted in their location. Perhaps they ask recruiters to assess the number of jobs available.

 

This scenario provides for less than half the story.

 

My last three jobs were not advertised.

 

Informational interviews are a more accurate gauge of demand. Chat to people; ask.

 

Equally, the best way to get jobs is to network.

 

The more you build connections and reach out, the better you are equipped for formal interviews.

 

Get out of your comfort zone. Reach out to meet new people, build connections, build trust, always be in the back of people’s minds.