Photo: NabuPhotoBank (Shutterstock) The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report says the U.S. added 850,000 jobs in June, and who knows—one of those could be your dream job! Or your dream job could be one that hasn’t been made up yet, but might be, if the decision-makers at the right company only knew about you, your skills, and your goals. Whether your ideal job is “anything else” besides your current one or something hyper-specific, you’re probably spending a lot of time trawling open position postings, lurking on LinkedIn, or even shelling out money for listservs and databases that can point you to roles that need filling. Have you ever considered going straight to the source and advertising yourself instead of waiting for a hiring manager to post about an open gig? Sure, it seems like a ballsy move—but the employer might like ballsy moves and if they don’t, it can be a good sign that you and the company aren’t a good fit for each other anyway. Yes, you can hit up a recruiter and schedule a time to, as we say in the biz, “hop on a call.” Here’s how, according to Tim Sackett, CEO of contingent staffing firm HRU Tech and author of The Talent Fix: A Leader’s Guide to Recruiting Great Talent . Get the name of the right recruiter Dedicate some serious time to figuring out who is the best contact person at the company you’re interested in. “How do you find them? Probably LinkedIn […]