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Jobs Aren’t Hidden But They Are Guarded by Gatekeepers

 

KeyWhen I present to college students about launching an effective job search, one of my slides is an iceberg graphic. Under the surface of the water, in the largest portion of the iceberg, the words “hidden job market” appear.

 

I tell the audience “some career experts say that 80% of jobs that get filled don’t get posted.”

 

What I don’t say is: not this career expert.

Although I don’t believe the conventional wisdom about the extent of the hidden job market, I want students to think that most jobs aren’t posted, so they don’t get complacent and put their main focus on job boards. I want them to be out there networking. Read more…

 

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