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 successAs 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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