There are a variety of ways to get your hands on a job opportunity in the current employment landscape. You can apply for a job by responding to a job advertisement posted online, get offered a job at the end of an internship or you might even know someone personally who can get you a foot in the door. However, there is an ever-growing increase in job seekers turning away from these traditional methods. Rather than searching, more and more job seekers are self-promoting their skills and getting discovered, poached and contacted by employers through online job profiles.
A potential leading reason for this shift is the landscape itself. Traditionally, the process of getting a job, or finding a new employee for both job seekers and employers has been lengthy. It often leads to a lot of time, money and effort being wasted.