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What got you here, won’t get you there.  

That title of Marshall Goldsmith’s best-seller aptly describes today’s job search environment. 

A slowing economy and a tightening hiring market will reinforce a critical pre-pandemic truth: AI-powered machine automation is in control of which applicants get in the front door at most US companies.  

If you do not have a strategic professional network your chances of getting hired are rotten, and over the next 36 months, it is only going to become more challenging. 

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 Ninety-nine percent of Fortune 500 companies use so-called applicant tracking systems which, on average, reject eight out of every 10 resumes submitted for a given job.

That is why you must know someone who will help you bypass the AI bots and use the side door to the hiring decision-maker. 

If you do not have a strategic professional network your chances of getting hired are rotten, and over the next 36 months, it is only going to become more challenging. 

Networking is no longer optional.