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05/02/07
Finding Openings: Hidden Job Market
Filed under: Position Searching, Networking, Mentoring
Posted by: BlogMaster @ 9:59 am

One of the neat things about a blog is what you
learn from others– hrere’s a case in point.  On
the topic of finding “hidden jobs,” was forwarded
an article by D. Feldman, entitled “Nine hidden
job market secrets
.”  

In the normal course of presentations, several of
the nine are commonly mentioned, for example,
- define your goals and values (focus your search on
specific employers that match up for you)
- be able to identify your skills and abilities that match
key performance factors companies seek (what are
you expert in?)
- network (purposefully)
- information interview to explore careers, companies,
industries, localities and what it is really like doing a
role/job

What separates this article and makes it worth studying
are the following items

1.  Define your value proposition
     -  what are your best qualifications that match needs
     -  customize a clear message that you are the candidate
the employer seeks or should seek
     -  understand how your skills should be compensated

2.  Personally meet with hiring authorities at employers
where you wish to work
     -  use valued personal referrals, friendly recommendations
 and inside leads
     - create a pleasant, creative, memorable message that
keeps you on the radar screen so that even when you are not
actively pursuing you may be in the loop

Consider looking at Feldman’s article.

Dan

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