You spend hours sitting at your computer searching for a job. Any opening at all that fits even some of your skills and experience would be nice. But you don’t find anything. You’ve heard of the hidden job market but not sure how to go about finding it.
The hidden job market isn’t in your computer. You can find the unseen jobs by networking. Meet as many people as you can. Men, women, young, old, professional, blue-collar, unemployed or employed all know other people. The more people you talk to the more you improve your chances to get you publicized.
Over 80% of all jobs are obtained by networking. You can be one of them if you log off your computer and go meet people. Find places where you can meet new people. Look for networking groups in your area and attend. Go to places that are free or very low-cost that interest you. Talk to the people there instead of staying closed off from others. It’s possible you will meet your next boss or someone who knows him/her.