Thursday, 18 June 2020
The hidden job market is a phrase used to describe all the job roles that are available but not advertised. In Australia it’s believed that between 60 and 80 per cent of all available jobs are not advertised.
Many employers also advertise jobs in non-traditional ways. According to Jobvite’s 2019 Job Seeker Nation Survey 35% of job seekers found job advertisements through social media, 50% heard about positions through friends, and 37% learnt about opportunities through professional organisations.
We’ve gathered up seven easy steps from the ECU Careers team to help you find roles within the hidden job market:
With so many positions not advertised to job seekers it’s important to get creative with your job searching. Many job seekers are finding new ways to use social media to get noticed by employers or to share eye-catching content that showcases their skills.
The ECU Careers team can help you get creative with your personal job search – book an appointment with an ECU career adviser through CareerHub.
Join the ECU Careers team for their next online Hidden Job Market workshop to learn more about jobs that are not advertised and recommended strategies for tapping into the hidden market.
You can also view all upcoming Careers events on CareerHub.
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