Hi Tiffany! Very nice article. It is true... applying just for spot ads brings no results (or take so long)... however, even though trying to contact someone directly or be in touch with recruiters brings no results too.... and sometimes the job seekers give up this tough tasks... but reading an article like this, shows that unfortunately this process is the same here in Brazil or any other part of the world and it lights up the candidates to re-do again and again and again those strategies mentioned in your article because honestly have no other way to find a new job opportunity if you aren't persistent, faithful and be very well prepared for when you are "lucky" to be in the right place at the right time with the right person with the right need.... difficult match it all !