How to Sniff Out the Hidden Job Market
Talk to anybody who is job hunting and they will advise how depressing it is to send off tons of resumes with only a 1 to 3% response. When they finally get an interview and show up, there is a line of people all fighting for the same job. The odds are just not in your favor today.
Mention the hidden job market and odds are their eyes will roll back into their head and it slowly shakes back and forth. Making one wonder, if most of the dream jobs are in the hidden market, how tough can it actually be to go find them?
Where Exactly is the Hidden Job Market
In part 1 we discovered the hidden job market is right in front of you. However, there is one little catch. It is accessed via your network of contacts. Yea, the dreaded thing none of us, (including me), every really want to do lots – go network.
The good news, we also uncovered a great tool which is at your finger types to help launch your professional network into high gear. LinkedIn is by far the best site to build out your network and begin looking for your dream job. Start here, then move on to other social tools you prefer.Continue reading