The hidden job market

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http://CareerClarity.com.au Jenni Proctor, Career Clarity, Brisbane Career Counsellor and Online Career Coach shares insights into the hidden job market. How can improve your chances of finding a job? Tap into the hidden job market.

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  • I agree...Advertised jobs are a difficult route to take, putting yourself up against everyone else looking for that sort of work, yet so many people rely on that one strategy.
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  • I'm not saying that you should avoid the want ads or the popular job boards, just try not to make them the foundation of your search. Take into account that you, along with thousands of candidates (even tens of thousands in major cities), are using these same obvious sources. Check them every once in a while or set up an automatic search agent so the job boards will send you an email with posting matching your criteria.
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The hidden job market

  1. 1. THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET<br />CAREER CLARITY<br />Presented by <br />Jenni Proctor <br />
  2. 2. Lies, damned lies and statistics<br />February 2011 – Unemployment steady at 5%<br />March 2011 - A survey of part-timers conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in September 2010 found that almost three quarters of a million (733,900) were underemployed.<br />Percentage of jobs not advertised??? <br />82%.....................45%<br />
  3. 3. “The major difference between successful and unsuccessful job hunters in not some factor out there such as a tight job market, but the way they go about it.”<br />
  4. 4. What’s the hidden job market<br />Not advertised<br />Not public knowledge yet<br />Sometimes created because of an applicant’s skills<br />
  5. 5. What’s your strategy? <br />Know what you want!<br />Research – Industries, companies<br />Targeting industries and companies<br />Networking Offline <br />Networking Online <br />Create your own job<br />
  6. 6. Know what you want<br />“If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.”<br /> ~ Lewis Carroll<br />
  7. 7. Research the occupation<br />Is it in high demand or does it have high unemployment?<br />Is it growing or shrinking?<br />Do any related occupations face skill shortages? <br />Do you need qualifications?<br />Where are these jobs?<br />
  8. 8. Research Industry and Companies<br /> What is going on in your industry?<br />Keep up with trends, mergers, expansion, relocation, product launches<br />Google Reader<br />Newspapers and industry magazines<br />Public documents eg annual reports<br />
  9. 9. Networking Offline<br />Who do you know? <br />Who do they know? <br />What do they all know?<br />Who do they all know? <br />Be open, honest, direct. Tell people what’s going on. Ask if they can help. <br />Informational interviewing<br />
  10. 10. Networking Online<br />Facebook – It isn’t just for wasting time!<br />Linked In –Premium membership and Jobs<br />Job boards<br />
  11. 11. Do it yourself!<br />Doing what you have always done, but for your own business<br />Following the dream – Your passions and skills<br />Creating an online business<br />Buying a business<br />
  12. 12. Needing help?<br />DIRECTION<br />Career Counsellor<br />DOCUMENTS<br />Résumé writer <br />Career Practitioner<br />DESIGN YOUR CAMPAIGN<br />Career Coach<br />DO THE JOB WELL<br />Career Counsellor<br />Career Coach<br />Career Consultant<br />Executive Coach<br />
  13. 13. Contact Us <br />Jenni Proctor<br />Career Clarity.com.au<br />jenni@careerclarity.com.au <br />

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