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Sabrina Harrideo CARD 405 – Career Development Hidden Job Market and Career Services Assignment It is estimated that only 20% of all jobs are ever advertised, meaning 80% of jobs are filled by companies who never advertised the position. Instead these positions are filled by referral, the "who do you know" method of recruitment. If it was not for networking I would not have had the opportunity to join the corporation where I have been employed for the last five years and nor would I have received my recent promotion, which is the beginning of my career, without the benefits of networking. Developing a personal strategy to find unadvertised opportunities calls for being aggressive, outgoing and doing some research. After reading the article entitled “Tapping the Hidden Job Market”, which presents three strategies called the – “PUSH”, “PULL” and “MAINTAIN” for attaining and finding unadvertised opportunities in the hidden job market. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), education, health services and professional and business services represent the industry divisions with the strongest projected employment from now until 2012. These industries are projected to grow twice as fast as the overall economy. Information technology, leisure and hospitality, and transportation and warehousing are also projected to grow faster than average. With the industry and job market continuously evolving based upon the effects of the
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