By ignoring the hidden job market, you are
eliminating a large percentage of possible jobs. To follow are more tips to help you
explore and tap into the hidden job market:
Also tap into the
hidden job market by Networking:
Network, by letting as many people as
you can know that you are looking for a job, even if they are in a
different field or industry.
Networking is about building
relationships with those who can help you.
Because you never know when the next
time you might need to look for a job, you can network before you
start looking for a job by making and keeping good relationships
with those you come across. Also, keep their contact details...
The more you network the better your
chances will be. Also keep in mind that the networking you start
today will also be handy for future job searches.
Contact & talk to previous employers, associates,
customers, suppliers, other parents, neighbors, people in any clubs
you belong to .... etc
Let everyone you know that
you are looking for a job and possibly give them a copy of your
Always follow up with those you network
Just like cold calling, finding a job
through networking may not be as quick as finding an advertised job, but
it is more rewarding... etc.
newly created positions, if you contact a company through networking
or cold calling while they are deciding to create the position, but
before a decision to advertise is made, they may decide to hire you.
This is a major advantage of the hidden job market.
In addition to exploring
the hidden job market, you shouldn't ignore other different job search methods.
After you find and accept the job, it's
a good idea to contact everyone who helped you to thank them, even
if that help didn't result in a job offer. Your
contacts will appreciate that you thanked them.
Also, maintain contact
as you never know when you will be looking for a job again.
Maintaining your contact allows you to tap into the hidden job
market, not only when you are looking for a job, but at anytime.
As you progress in your career, so will many of your contacts in
your network and you will be able to help each other. Don't be
surprised if you get a call from one of the contacts in your
network asking you if you if you would be interested in a certain
building your contacts so that your network grows. This
will give you easier and quicker access to the hidden job market.
If your resume is not up to scratch, then
you will be wasting your time! So, before you start your job
search, whether in the visible job market or in the hidden job
market through networking or cold calling, make sure you have a well written resume that represents
you and gets you invited for an interview.
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