Hidden Jobs Concept: 95% are “Hidden Jobs” -WSJ

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David Perry, a longtime headhunter and author, says the bottom line in today’s economy is that you have to tap into the vast “hidden job market.”

According to a joint study conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Wall Street Journal’s CareerJournal.com, nearly 95 percent of all the jobs that pay a salary and offer benefits are never advertised. SHRM also took a nationwide poll of their membership (HR executives). The poll result showed that less than 50 percent of a company’s available job openings are posted on their own career websites.

When a company says “we have a hiring freeze,” that doesn’t mean they’re not hiring; it just means they’re not adding headcount. And that is not entirely true. Every year there is a 20 percent to 25 percent turnover in most companies. This mean that in a 1,000-person company, 200 or 250 people are going to turn over, either through attrition, someone moves, someone is promoted, or as the economy gets better, they leave, etc. These companies are still hiring, but the fact is, that HR does not want to tell you this.

That is why you must seek the highest hiring manager within that same company. The CEO/hiring manager’s response would probably be the opposite of HR’s response because they are always open to new and better talent. They may not have an opening the minute you call, but impress them, and you will have now given them the excuse they need to make room for you, or at least to sponsor you.

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See: Why the Hidden Jobs

Only 2.8 percent to 8 percent of all hires occur from jobs that are from social media.