The Hidden Job Market - The Hidden Job Market: Strategies...

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The Hidden Job Market: Strategies for Survival As many new and potential graduates begin to prepare themselves for the job market, two important concepts, networking and mentoring, will help them to strategize. Networking and mentoring are the keys to success! They have become the forefront of the job search process. According to Jobhunt.org, “between 75% and 85% of all jobs are not posted or advertised on the web or in newspapers”. These jobs are only known in the “Hidden Job Market”. JobHunt.org gives some great examples of how to establish a network and maintain it. I have learned several important tips that have helped me to build a strategy of my own. My Push Strategy. I like to call this strategy, “keeping hope alive”. The first step is to build your image. The type of image you want to build is one that will help people remember you and to establish your personality to them. Remember, the first impression is a lasting impression. You need to make sure that your resume speaks for itself (it should appeal to others as well as yourself). How do you know if your resume is appealing? Try this fun activity. 1. Create your resume. Use “keywords” and be very tasteful when it comes to font sizes, formatting, and page setup. Keywords should jump out at the reader (maintained, implemented,
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