July 24, 2008

The Hidden Job Market

More food for thought about how important networking is both online and traditional when in the job hunt. And to this I can recently attest. I currently am looking to fill a Human Resource Generalist position. My first move upon learning of the vacancy was to contact my network via phone, email, and posting on social networking sites. The position open went unpublished for a period of several days, during which time candidates were still referred to me from within my network. These candidates had something that others who applied using job boards and other traditional means did not, they had the seal of approval or recommendation of someone I trust within my own professional and personal network.