This infographic provides tips on how to tackle the hidden job market and WIN your job with networking in 2024.

Are you missing out on a wonderful source of work?   Experts say 4 out of 5 jobs are not advertised.   This infographic outlines how you can switch from a passive to a proactive job search strategy AND ultimately win your dream role.

Uncover the hidden treasures of the hidden job market.
Are you missing out on a wonderful source of work? Experts say 4 out of 5 jobs are not advertised. Switch from a passive to a proactive job search strategy. Follow these key tips to uncover your next role. 

1 Savy hunters:  job search networking. 
Tip 1: Understand the concept.  Many employers use networking to find employees. Accept that most people like to help others. 

Tip 2: Master the technique
Explain your strategy to an acquaintance and ask for further contacts.  Phone this contact and ask for a meeting to get their advice on your job search strategy.  Obtain at least two further leads from each networking meeting.  Maintain faith that each individual meeting has possibilities.  Its only when the job offer eventuates that the pathway that led to it becomes apparent. 

2 Only the bravest:  Direct employer contact.  Tip 3: Introduce your call.
Send a marketing letter to your decision maker – find a link between you and the organisation. Send your letter by mail not email – don’t attach your résumé to the marketing letter.  Include a request for an interview – & phone to make an appointment

Tip 4:  make the phone call
1. Research possible employers and the industry.
2. Aim for the hiring manager.
3. Capture their attention with an assured voice and persuasive introduction.
4. Accept responsibility for the next step. 

Expect rejection. It goes with the territory.  Lastly don’t take it to heart.

Why do it?  It works.  Your competitors will be targeting the visible job market.  Meanwhile, you win the job before anyone knows it exists. 

It’s the way the world works and has always worked. 

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”   Harriet Beecher