Skip to content

How to Find a Role When the Job Boards Are Running Dry

Finding a role when the old job boards don't cut it blog header

Career advice delivered to you.

Email Signup

If you’re looking for a new role right now, you deserve a lot of credit. It’s not easy – for months now, the headlines have been dominated by layoffs and economic hardship. Many companies that haven’t gone through layoffs have at least frozen their hiring. The job boards talented professionals like you often depend on to connect with their next role are getting a lot of traffic from applicants, who are competing for fewer opportunities.

 

Okay. That’s it for the bad news – we got it out of the way. You still there?

 

The good news is that it looks like we’ve hit bottom and are seeing signs that companies are starting to climb back to their former hiring glory. Lots of Betts’ partners are coming out of hiring freezes and looking to bring on new talent. Opportunities are – at least for now – back on the rise.

 

The challenge now is getting the attention of the companies who are making a comeback. For the time being, there are still relatively few companies hiring and a very, very large talent market competing for roles. The time has come to find an alternative to traditional job boards. Let’s talk about why that is, and how thousands of professionals are finding that alternative in Betts Connect.

The challenge with traditional job boards

Until this past March, looking for a new role on job boards like Glassdoor was like going shopping. The economy was strong. Lots of companies were hiring, and unemployment was low, so those companies were competing with each other for a limited supply of candidates. As a rare talented professional on the job market, you were the shopper, and the companies were, to an extent, the ones hoping you would choose them.

“On traditional job boards, postings are typically open to anyone with internet access. That means even if you’re the perfect fit for a sales or marketing role at one of the companies that are starting to hire again, that company will have to wade through tons of unqualified candidates before they find you.”

That situation is now reversed. Even with hiring picking back up, the talent market is flooded. Each role attracts a plethora of candidates for companies to sort through. And on traditional job boards, postings are typically open to anyone with internet access. That means even if you’re the perfect fit for a sales or marketing role at one of the companies that are starting to hire again, that company will have to wade through tons of unqualified candidates before they find you – if they ever do. Essentially, you’re a needle in a haystack.

Where Betts Connect fits in this moment

We released Betts Connect in 2019, a few months before these big economic changes occurred. Betts Connect is an online platform that sales professionals curate with everything they want potential employers to know about what makes them a rockstar in their field. From there, they join a network where their profile is searchable by companies in need of top talent. 

“At a time when companies are starting to hire again but are getting overwhelmed by a surplus of candidates, Betts Connect is something of a sanctuary.”

At a time when companies are starting to hire again but are getting overwhelmed by a surplus of candidates, Betts Connect is something of a sanctuary. Since it’s exclusive to revenue-generating professionals vetted by the Betts team, candidates don’t have to compete with unqualified applicants vying for the same role as them. And since it’s hiring managers, not candidates, who make the first outreach in the platform, candidates don’t have to scour the internet for companies who are starting to hire again, and can instead let those companies come to them.

 

This is a promising yet pivotal moment. Professionals looking to advance their careers with a new role have new opportunities as more and more companies thaw out of their hiring freezes. Those companies are looking for you, and you’re looking for them. We hope Betts Connect makes it easier for you to find each other at a time when competition for roles remains higher than it’s been in a long time – and when traditional job boards just aren’t cutting it anymore.

 

Talk to our recruiting team to get your Betts Connect profile set up and land your dream role.