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Jobseekers Guide to the Hidden Market


You may have heard the term “the hidden job market.” What is it, and how do jobseekers get access to it?

The “hidden job market” is a phrase that describes job openings that are not publicly advertised.

Why would companies not publicly post a job opening?
• The cost of advertising an open position can be substantial.
• They don’t want to be overwhelmed with applications.
• A new role is being created and they are unsure of the qualifications of the ideal employee.
• They are replacing an existing employee (who doesn’t know they are being replaced).

This guide will take you through how to find hidden jobs and what steps to take once you found a source.