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Friday, May 11, 2012

Tap into the hidden job market



Find jobs you’ll never see advertised.


By Julie Wilson

While the term “hidden job market” might conjure images of men in trench coats swapping resumes in dark alleys, finding an unadvertised position is actually a perfectly effective way to find a job.


Experts estimate up to 80 percent of available jobs are unadvertised. That means you won’t find them posted in your local paper or on Internet job boards. You need to dig deeper to access this hidden job market. Here’s how to get started.

Lay the groundwork for success

As with most things in life, proper preparation will pave the way for success. It’s the same with conducting a job search in the hidden job market. According to Hallie Crawford, founder of career coaching services company HallieCrawford.com, that includes setting up your profile on LinkedIn and getting your resume camera ready. “And I don’t care if you’re unemployed or just out of college,” she asserts. “Everyone needs to have a business card.”
It’s also important to define your career goals. “People can’t help you unless you know what you’re looking for and you can tell them what you need help with.”


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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Completely true, I found my current job even though it was unadvertised. Word of mouth and a little luck to find a prospect is all you need.
Brent Wilson
Com101 4080

Anonymous said...

No wonder i've been job searching for so long. I'll keep these tips in mind.
- Arianna Greager COM101 4080

Anonymous said...

What is sad is that a lot of the jobs that are available and are advertised many Americans will not work because they feel it is degradig to themselves to be in such a disgusting job. even if it means putting food on the table and providing for their families. everyone wants to make a lot of money but n one wants to go threw the time and effort it takes to get to that place. Which is why we have those people who search out get rich sceems and end up be more broke then when they started

Sarah Lindekugel com 101 sec. 4049

Anonymous said...

We have overheads, responsiblities, and jobs that pay low amounts do not meet those, even for the basic levels of a family of four. Employers keep trying to get things cheep, and then expect us to crawl to them. Better to have a basic social safety net so we can at least retain our dignity and not have to live on the streets with out kids at minimum wage.

Glubis Valdivieso said...

this is true i found my job just by walking in and asking and then BAM!!! I got the job. Oh how i love krispy kreme...................not!!!!

Anonymous said...

The person above has a good point. Even if its a temporary job it is a job, that pays! If it means providing for your family you should put your dignity to the side.
Brent Wilson
Com101 4080

Anonymous said...

I found my job although it wasn't advertised. It's important to know people who know people. And this website seems pretty reliable.

Erin Penman
Sec. 4080

Anonymous said...

Great article. I'll keep this page bookmarked if ever I need to get a new job!

Alberto Sayson
Com101 4080

Anonymous said...

That's very useful! Sometimes networking with others can get you a long way!


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