Tapping into the Hidden Job Market

Selling yourself outside of “Seek”

 

Have you ever wondered how people get jobs that have not even been advertised on seek or anywhere else?

Or heard about a company “creating” a role for them?

It is called, the “hidden job market”….

Well this is how…..

They are marketing themselves to companies they want to work for OR know companies that may utilise their skills. They walk into the company itself and introduce themselves, hand in a physical resume and leave their contact details leaving a GREAT first impression.

I can tell you now, I know that when I was recruiting, if someone came into the office, took the initiative and met with me for 2 minutes, I would remember them, especially if they stood out!

Sometimes if a business knows they are busy and need more staff, but don’t have the time to create the role, write a job description or write an advert for seek, they will hire these people.

They often put the resume in a pile (yes but not as big as the seek pile) and will call them next time they have a need that sounded like you. It saves them time and money and it puts you at the top of the list!

So next time you are trying to think outside the box, think about the “hidden job market”. Confidence, a well-constructed Resume and some kicking butt is all that is required for this plan of attack!

For more information on career coaching and consulting (especially on how YOU can apply this) then make a booking at www.katelangford.com.au/bookings/

 

 

 

Self Care – Career Coaching

Do you make time for you?

If so how?

What I mean by this is… when was the last time you did something fun? When was the last time you slept in without an alarm or had some alone time reading a book or watching a movie?

If you can’t think of when this was, then you are not doing enough self-care. Without making YOU a priority, every other aspect of your life will suffer, and you will not be able to commit 100% into the change that you are seeking.

For many women seeking a career change or returning to the workforce, this is actually the biggest issue I see. Making YOU a priority and self-care an essential part of your day or week is critical in making time for you to be in the best mindset you can be. When we take care of how we feel and look – it radiates…career confidence is key!

So next time you see an opportunity to put self-care at the top of the list or a priority in that moment… DO IT!

Kate can only do what can only DO!

If you want help with learning how to do this, then Kate Langford Career Consulting can help you with confidence, job searching, career coaching, interviews, resumes and much more!

Click on www.katelangford.com.au/bookings/ to get a FREE 15 minute consult today!