Just because you don’t see a job that fits you on a company career page, that doesn't mean they don’t have a job for you! Sometimes it takes tenacity to find the job you want.
Suppose you see jobs posted but they don’t fit, at least you know the company is hiring. Maybe there are other jobs, real and potential for you. If it’s a company you are really interested in and you just walk away, you could be missing an opportunity.
The so-called “hidden” job market is alive and active. But it’s actually just an “unadvertised” job market because it’s not really hidden, like they don’t want you to know about it. There are usually valid reasons for not posting some jobs.
There are two kinds of unadvertised jobs: Those that haven’t been posted, and those that might be created for you if you pursued them. That’s why I said don’t walk away if you like the company.
The most effective way to tap into the unadvertised job market is through people, and the best people to contact are the Hiring Managers. The key is to find out who they are and then talk to them, before you send any paperwork. And hiring managers are the people who have the potential of creating a job for you!
How to find and talk to hiring managers is a huge subject that requires considerable counseling and coaching for most people. Many job seekers need professional help to do it effectively. And it could be the best investment they will ever make.
There are 4 basic steps in the process of finding jobs.
1- Identify companies that are hiring
2- Identify jobs, and don't stop if there isn't an advertised one for you
3- Identify hiring managers & senior HR managers
4- Make contact with managers to discuss posted jobs, unadvertised jobs and to generate interest that may lead to creating a job for you.
1st priority – hiring managers
2nd priority – Key HR manager
3rd priority – email
Last priority – online application
Each step is a large subject to discuss by itself. Each involves considerable coaching. So if this post has piqued your interest, please contact me to find out more. I’ll be happy to help.