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Job Search Strategies
The most effective way to look for a job is to use a variety of strategies, including advertisements, networking and the hidden job market. The Mountain Area JobLink Career Center can assist you with job placement.
JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES
Eighty percent of all positions are filled without employer advertising! This is the Hidden Job Market. These positions are filled by candidates who come to an employer's attention through colleague or employee recommendations, or (for example) have volunteered for the organization. Take JobStar's Hidden Job Market Quiz to see if the Hidden Job Market will help your job search.
The key to the Hidden Job Market is Networking. Tell family, friends, and professional contacts that you are seeking employment. Ask to be introduced to professionals they know who are already working in your field of interest. This contact could lead to learning about positions before they are advertised. Please read our "Exploring Careers" link to the left for tips on how to create new employment contacts.
JobStar’s Step by Step Plan can help you find jobs that are never advertised.