The Hidden Job Market

Importance of Networking in your Job Search

The Hidden Job Market

More food for thought about how important networking is both online and traditional when in the job hunt. And to this I can recently attest. I currently am looking to fill a Human Resource Generalist position. My first move upon learning of the vacancy was to contact my network via phone, email, and posting on social networking sites. The position open went unpublished for a period of several days, during which time candidates were still referred to me from within my network. These candidates had something that others who applied using job boards and other traditional means did not, they had the seal of approval or recommendation of someone I trust within my own professional and personal network.

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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell (@jmillermerrell) is a workplace change agent, author and consultant focused on human resources and talent acquisition living in Austin, TX. Recognized by Forbes as a top 50 social media influencer and is a global speaker. She’s the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource and host of the Workology Podcast.


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