You're a hot shot account manager looking to move up in the world. Maybe you're new in town, or your non-compete just ran out, or your recruiters all bailed for reasons beyond your control. Whatever the reason, you're in the market looking for a job selling staffing.
How do you go about it?
Method #1: The Sheep approach.
1) log-on to Monster. Look for jobs marked recruiting sales
2) log-on to Dice. Look for jobs marked recruiting sales.
3) Fix your resume up, and apply online.
4) Make a huge list of everyone owner you know and recruiters you know from past jobs. Call two people on the list, telling them you are looking. Put the list away in a drawer, because you're done with your "networking"
5) Get a response from your application online. Yes! It's the perfect job for you! Prepare to interview, confident that this job won't be any different than the last one.
6) Get the job. Turns out it was not what you wanted. Repeat steps one-five, but with another non-compete to worry about.
6) Don't get the job. Grumble about how you were perfect for it. Repeat steps 1-5, worried that your current boss (and everyone else in the market) will find out you interviewed with another company because we all know recruiters are notorious gossips.
Does that sound about right?