There’s a secret about finding a job in Canada: 80% of available jobs are hidden, that is they are not advertised.
The vast majority of jobs are never advertised. Unless you know where to look, you will never even see most of the jobs that are available.
All those online job boards, those newspaper ads and those help-wanted sings are only showing you a tiny fraction of the jobs which are available. If you limit yourself to watching for jobs that are advertised you will be greatly limiting your options. You need access to the hidden job market.
So, how do you access the hidden job market? What’s the secret password that will let you in? The answer is Networking.
A network is whom you know. Chances are you already have a network, you just don’t know it. Your network is your family, it is people that you know through previous jobs, people you went to school with or know from professional associations. Your network is your friends, your friend’s friends, and their friends. You are connected to all of these people by who you know. They are the secret to accessing the hidden job market.
Come in and see the staff at a Goodwill Career Centre. Let us help you uncover the hidden job market.
Our “Networking” and “Meet the Job Developer” groups meet weekly and are open to EVERYONE!