The lucky job-seeker who landed a $200k+ position he never knew existed

When it comes to finding your dream job, the age-old expression of ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’ has never been more fitting. Something that is truer still in locations like Newcastle and the Central Coast, where relationships are everything and the best roles and job opportunities never see the light of online recruitment portals.

A recent study commissioned by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (which you can access here) confirmed this very situation. The study revealed that whilst on the increase, just 60% of all jobs are posted online. Here’s the bigger problem… if you do what most job seekers do, 89% of them in fact, and rely solely on the jobs posted online then you are missing out on 40% of all opportunities out there. Not to mention you will find yourself fighting against a disproportionate amount of applicants competing for the same role.

What if I told you there was a smarter and easier way to tap into the dream job opportunities that most don’t even know exist?

It’s as simple as registering your details with CRG. Not only will having a recruiter on your side allow you to win back all the time you will spend trawling through online recruitment portals – we’ll also connect you with career progressing ‘off-market’ opportunities, which by their very nature have far fewer applicants and involve roles which have been carefully defined to provide greater clarity for all involved.

As a business who pride itself on connecting fantastic talent with wonderful employers, CRG recently used the off-market recruitment process to help a job seeker from Sydney land an unadvertised role with a salary in excess of $200k per annum. To say the job seeker was delighted was an understatement, particularly having nearly given up on his aspirations of moving from Sydney to Newcastle due to the lack of quality positions he could find online. For this job seeker, and to quote author Tim Ferris “the fishing is definitely best where the fewest go!”

If you are interested in getting the inside scoop on exciting job opportunities in Newcastle and the Central Coast, give the team at Coastal Recruitment Group a call or email your CV to today.

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