Are you fully exploring the Hidden Job Market?


One of my clients sent me an interesting link about the Hidden Job Market the other day.

We are finding that too many people continue to concentrate on the advertised job market when searching for a job and yet the evidence points to most jobs being unadvertised.

Why is this?  In my experience it could be for any one of the following reasons:

  • You have not heard of the Hidden Job Market and so do not understand or appreciate its power and its potential.
  • You were told by someone else to look for jobs online. Quite probably your parents, friends or work colleagues. In other words you are relying on other people’s experience when the reality may be that you they or you may not have had the benefit of sound advice from someone who understands the job market.
  • You do it because that is the way you secured a job last time. That may make sense but it may be that several years have now elapsed since and in that time the job market has changed as well.
  • You believe that the more jobs you apply for the more chance that one of them will be right.  There is positive feeling that comes from hitting the apply button but what happens after that?
  • You are lazy or busy and are purely just going through the motions of looking for a job. There may be some sense in this approach if you are in a job and are not actively looking. You want to test the market and see what is out there by putting a few feelers out there and registering your CV on a job board. But what if nothing happens after that?  What do you do?  Also do you have a plan B and if so does it involve any proactive action?
  • Maybe a combination of all of the above.

The job market has changed and our research has revealed some interesting statistics which will have a strong bearing on your chances of success if you rely purely on the traditional advertised job market (recruitment agencies, job boards and advertisements).

So what exactly is the Hidden Job Market, how does it work and what does it involve?  The article in the link gives a good insight.  For more information why not contact us at, email us at or contact us on 0845 459 0035.








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