- Employee resignation or termination
- Leave of Absence
- Unexpected retirement
- New products or services
- Internal reorganization
- Expansion or new facility
- Merger or Acquisition
- Current or former employees
- Business Partners
- Others with connections to company insiders
Throughout your job search and career, networking is the name of the game. Social networking sites, personal and corporate blogs, career support groups and alumni networks are becoming better recognized as sources of information about unadvertised opportunities. Leads are passed among contacts along with recommendations and endorsements that result in introductions. In today’s competitive job market, networking has become the major recruiting method utilized by many hiring authorities.
If you are not getting results from your job search efforts, it’s time to increase the time you spend identifying unadvertised jobs. It is not just what you know or even who you know but who knows what you know that can turn your search around. You have to offer prospective hiring authorities what they need and want, when they need it. It is important to stay on an employer’s radar, so that when changes create new opportunities, you will hear about them.
Your ability to tap in to the hidden job market throughout your career will greatly enhance the level of success you achieve.
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