Job Search is a full time job



Is the hidden job market really hidden?

The "hidden job market" is a new buzz phrase in the media. Why is it hidden and how can I find it?

The hidden job market is another name for a proactive job search. Gone are the days when looking through the Wednesday and Friday job advertisements with a highlighter in hand would result in promising job leads. Don't wait for hiring managers or recruiters to contact you after posting your resume on a job site.

Check the job boards routinely and set up an automatic search agent so the job boards will send you an email with job postings matching your criteria. If a proactive job search sounds like a lot of work - you are absolutely right! In a competitive market, the candidate who is willing to put in the time and effort, while being a bit more creative and tenacious will likely have the advantage. There is some truth in the old adage that we make our own luck. So what are you waiting for? It's time to get busy and find that best fit career opportunity!


Last updated 3rd March 2009