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Hidden Job Market

A variety of sources estimate that perhaps 85% of all job openings are not advertised online or in the newspapers. This helps lend credibility to the statement "It is not what you know but who you know". With this in mind it is necessary for job seekers to develop a plan to penetrate the hidden job market and open themselves up to a wider array of opportunities.

1. Click here to go to the Job-Hunt.org website and read about ways you can penetrate the Hidden Job Market.

2. Submit the following:
a. Utilizing the ideas presented of "Push", "Pull", and "Maintain" and integrating internet/library research develop your own personal strategy to find unadvertised opportunities. You must present at least two solid ideas in each area. 500-750 words.
b. "Maintain" promotes the establishment and usage of your network of contacts to tap into the Hidden Job Market. Submit the following information about five people in your network:
i. Names
ii. How you know them
iii. How they can help you tap into the Hidden Job Market

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Job Hunting the Hidden Process

Finding a job at times can be difficult. Two different ways of finding a hidden job are internships and seeing who you know.

The hidden job market is difficult to see when a person is not looking. For people trying to find a new job in a field that the person is not trained in is internships. First, find a company that is desirable in the industry that the new job is wanted in. Then search the company's website and see if that company does offer internships. If the company does offer internships then apply. If internships are not offered at that company then look for a volunteering aspect that will help your resume within the company that is the desirable employment. This demonstrates the pull technique suggested by ...

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Here are two examples for the hidden job market