What It Is and How to Use It to Find Your Next Job

The Hidden Job Market

You use one or more of the many online job boards like Monster, ZipRecruiter or Indeed as part of your job search.

The hidden job market refers to jobs that aren’t advertised on online job board sites or a company’s website. Instead, these jobs rely on referrals and word-of-mouth from existing employees of the company or recruiters.

What is the Hidden Job Market?

Great way to network is to find companies that have a specific need that you can help fill.

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As you browse news stories, sign up for news alerts related to the companies or industries you’re interested in.

Sign Up for News Alerts

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Conferences and conventions are also great places to network and meet potential connections.

Attend Conferences & Conventions

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Seek out connections in other departments and see what their needs are.

Network Internally

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Establishing yourself as a reliable presence can be a great way to get your foot in the door of a company.

Volunteer

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Establishing yourself as a reliable presence can be a great way to get your foot in the door of a company.

Volunteer

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They rely on our expertise and referrals from our pool of current job seekers to fill these roles.

Contact an Employment Agency or Career Center

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Accepting a temporary or part-time job is a great way to get a full-time job with an organization.

Try Temping or Working Part-Time

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These will allow potential employers to find you and connect with you.

Utilize Your Online Profiles

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