What Went Wrong With Career Advice?
Bad AdviceThe best thing about the internet is all the free information. The worst thing about the internet is all the free information. With so much conflicting advice, how do you know which advice to follow?
Overwhelmed EmployersThe ease of online applications allow job seekers to apply for more roles, resulting in 100’s of applications for employers. To avoid the overwhelm, employers have reverted to tapping their network to find trusted candidates, with less hassle.
You Don't Have To Do It AloneAsk any successful person and they will tell you they didn’t make it alone. An influential network of peers, mentors and hiring managers will have more impact on your career than launching 100’s of online applications off into the black hole.
How to find jobs on LinkedIn and the hidden job market
Terms like accessing the hidden job market and networking are thrown around in a lot of career advice but do you know what they really mean?
What is the Hidden Job Market?
Simply put, these are jobs that aren’t advertised publicly. These include internal postings, referrals, headhunter-sourced jobs, and jobs that are created specifically for top talent.
What is Networking?
Networking is building relationships based on common interests and mutual benefit. The Golden Rule of Networking: Look to give value before asking for it.