"Who says you can only apply for a job when a company is looking?" said Ron Karr, author of 'Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way.' "You shouldn't wait for a job opening to apply for a position. You may find better luck in applying for a position before it opens."
"Think about it. The moment a job opportunity is posted, you and hundreds if not thousands of people are pouncing on the opportunity. With this kind of stiff competition, how do you separate yourself from the competition?" said Karr, who helps companies create high-performance sales cultures.