I was going through my visitors emails the other day, to answer a few
questions, and I came across quite a few who wanted to know if I had
any hidden job market secrets revealed to my visitors and posted on my
Some of our websites job searchers needed some more help, and wanted me
to discuss my own job search steps. So in this article I will give you
the hidden job market secrets revealed as I see them to help all my
visitors attain a successful and great job search.
Use this as a guide,
choosing only the ideas you think will work for your own benefit. I
have seen many friends get the job using these techniques!!
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1. Friends and
connections are the #1 way to the hidden job market!!
up, the jobs that are available in the hidden job market are only
within your reach, through your friends and your connections period!!
These people that you hold dear to your heart are the key to opening
up the doors, for you to have a shot at the hidden job market.
the few positions that get advertised through the paper, or work force
corporations, you must connect with these friends to have a better
opportunity at getting a job from the inside, as they say. These
friends can help to introduce your resume to the right
people (supervisor for instance). Also when they recommend you
personally from the inside, the supervisor will listen. The supervisor
will at least turn in your resume to human resources for a call in for
an interview. If all goes well after that, well you just got 1 up ahead
of everyone else.
Keeping your connections open will increase your inside chances because
the supervisor is busy, so if they can find a candidate quickly without
having to go through all the motions and fill the position, then that
is helping them out immensely, and yes they are going to try it first.
the deal is that you will come highly recommended from an
existing, trusted and well respected employee. Connect with your
friends and connections personally, one on one, they are you best bet
at getting moved forward in the hiring process. This works 85% of the
2. The Hidden Job
Market is always unadvertised!!
are open in this market,
only they are not advertised to the public or on any corporations'
website. So the people that you know, friends and other connections,
know about these job openings long before they are posted.
are lots of good reasons for this activity. Corporate expansions for
instance will lead to internal employees referring other people, and
turning in their applications before the jobs are public to the outside
the people you want to stay in contact with are the friends who have
jobs and will eventually at some time or another, have information
about future openings at their company. Some company's even give a
bonus for an employee referral. So to get a head start on jobs, ask
friends about unadvertised upcoming positions within their company they
3. Find out who knows
about the Hidden Job Market!!
is it that I know that is
aware of an upcoming job opportunity? Possibly you may know some
who are your friends and know of company's that are getting ready to
Check on social networks as people in the know usually
have something good to say about new job openings. Most jobs are filled
in a quick fashion. So HR in any certain company actually doesn't have
to do all the work.
Contractors usually have good insights to
new job openings. They work inside these company's and get to talk to
people who work there. So do you have any connections in the
Even truck drivers have inside information, since they are the one's
deliver to these companies daily!!
Take some of these ideas, and create a list of people and connections
you may know. These should be your first target to talk to. Get social
with everyone you can that is on your list of who knows!!
4. How you will
identify your opportunity in the Hidden Job Market!!
There are many ways that can
help you research any opportunity in any job market. The best course I
can suggest is to contact a competitor that may possibly be interested
in hiring you, since you already have the skills they are looking for.
That would be the first opportunity and best chance at getting hired.
Just let them know you are 100% reliable in the skills you have. Check
each company so you know the details of what they are all about.
Using the many online tools available like Indeed Job Search on this
website will help locate an open position quickly.
Just don't forget that you also have to act very quickly!!
5. To get the job,
you must focus on the Hidden Job Market!!
Networking is your main goal
here!! If it does not come natural to you, well you've got to do it
anyway. Hidden jobs are a gold mine, and networking is the key to
finding them and to your own success.
Spend a lot of your time focusing on the connections that you know. I
know I've said it before, but this is very important. We are talking
the hidden job market secrets revealed here. Do not go the traditional
route first for applying for a job.
Use these suggestions first, but be
prepared first with a nice cover letter, and resume that your friends
can turn in to their employer for you with their recommendations.
Do you really want to stand in line for hours with everyone else? Take
the company exam, and then wait with 700 other applicants for them to
possibly pick you for an interview? Even then you may not land the
Yes it gets frustrating. This method I have talked about above is the
very best shot you have. The odds are 85% in your favor if you are
relentless with your friends and your other connections about helping
The traditional way is a slow
process that you should still use, but only after giving it your all by
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