What the best way to find a new job in industry? I feel like LinkedIn recruiters are cheats.

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I'll tell you how I'm handling my transition out to industry. First - I told everyone I personally knew that I was looking. EVERYONE. Even my chiropractor, as he treats various people from all walks of life. The point is that most jobs are found not through recruiters or blind application submissions, but through people you know. That's why companies offer referral bonuses: good people tend to know other good people, so it saves management time and money in terms of vetting candidates. If you haven't seen your friends in a while because you've been logging a crap ton of billable hours, fix that now and go get a meal or drinks with your buddies. Your network starts with the people you are friends with and former co-workers where you had good relationships. The thing to remember is that you have to keep and build that network over time, as it's near impossible to just "switch it on" only when you need to job hunt. Also: look during the summer. I know that's hard for some people if summer is their busy season. The reality is that most potential candidates (your competition) tend to take their foot off the gas during the summer to relax, take vacation, etc. Summer is also a good time from a business point of view because most companies are looking to spend their budgets before the end of the year, or they risk having their budget dollars slashed.

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Recruiters are sales people, not your advocate.

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I'd recommend indeed to ID a potential job, then reach out to your network to see if you know anyone there. If you do, great. If not, apply online.

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