Search methods

Job search methods

Experts would agree that the labour market is divided into two broad sectors, and so we have grouped the different job search methods accordingly:

The visible job market

  • Ads on the internet

  • Company websites

  • Recruitment agencies

  • Various job-boards

The hidden job market

  • Your professional network

  • Speculative applications

  • Cold calling

  • Articles in newspapers

Remember that employers like to use their networks first in order to keep recruitment costs down. Employers look for candidates who display initiative and dynamism.  Therefore, it should come as no surprise that 85% of positions are filled through the hidden job market. We suggest you investigate both the hidden and visible job markets to increase your chances of success.

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