Only looking for a job on recruitment website such as Career Beacon and Job Bank? It's time for you to learn more about the secret job marke and the hidden jobs. Here's my secrets:
If you are like most job-seekers, you’ll use the online job boards such as Career Beacon, Job Bank, Monster or even the newer job search engines such as Indeed.com.
If this is the only way you're looking for jobs, then you may be missing out on more than 80% of the job opportunities, because most of the jobs are filled without ever being advertised on these job sites.
Networking is really THE key part of most successful job searches.
What is the secret job market?
The secret job market is a term used to describe jobs that aren't posted online or advertised in any other way. Employers often try to get candidates through employee referrals and their own network.
So if the jobs are not posted, how can you open the door to these job opportunities? I know you don't want to hear this, networking is the essential key.
Network, Network, Network!
In fact, networking is really THE key part of most successful job searches. As such, when you attend formal networking functions like career fairs, conferences, and chamber of commerce events. Reach out to people, start conversations, connect with the participants on LinkedIn after the event, suggest coffee meetings, set up informational interviews with contacts in your industry. All of these networking events can lead to information about job openings. To make sure it works, when you collect business cards, do a follow-up afterward. Show your interest in a certain company.
You are in control of your own career destiny! You can find the job that you desire! Use your LinkedIn profile, find a mentor or a partner with a career coach to help you along the way. Your biggest asset is YOU! You can do it! Now, go send your email to request a coffee meeting with that fascinating person you met last week!