Upgrading Your Job $earch

August 3, 2010

“When the economy is tight, a lower percentage of open positions are actually advertised as employers rely on less expensive recruiting through referrals and informal word-of-mouth advertising,” Duncan Mathison, co-author of Unlock the Hidden Job Market: Six Steps to a Successful Search When Times Are Tough says. “This ‘hidden’ job market actually becomes a bigger share of open positions. This means that networking plays a bigger role in uncovering unadvertised leads.”

To maximize potential opportunities, Mathison recommends job seekers spend more time researching employers and asking people in their network and at professional organizations for leads. “Directly approach people who could be your future manager and tell them of your availability. These are the people who care most about what you can do and how you can make them and their teams successful.”

See Full Story by Beth Braccio Hering at http://www.careerbuilder.com/Article/CB-1665-Job-Search-Are-You-Shooting-Too-Low-in-Your-Job-Search/

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