Five Ways Inside the 'Hidden Job Market'

hidden job market
hidden job market

As college graduation nears, the Internet is probably the first place you're going to look for work, search for online job postings and blast your resume into cyberspace. Big mistake. In this job market, when you're competing with dozens, even hundreds, of people, you have to do something different to catch an employer's eye.

More than half of all jobs are filled before they ever make it to online job boards. And in a tough economy, when supply exceeds demand, more jobs go to those with an inside connection, says Donald Asher, a career coach and author of the new book, Cracking the Hidden Job Market.