Why it can be so Hard to Find a Job
The job market is vast and rapidly changing. The important thing to remember is that job opportunities always exist, whatever the state of the economy. The key is finding out where they are.
Why are many jobs never advertised?
There are several possible reasons:
- the decision to recruit might not have yet been made
- the need to recruit has not yet been identified
- the cost of advertising is too high
- recruitment can be carried out more quickly via the hidden market.
Examine every option
Whatever your experience or expertise, it is important to mount a balanced campaign using all approaches to the job market: advertisements, agencies and Internet as well as personal contacts and direct approaches. The amount of time and effort you devote to each route will vary according to your industry, job function, the level of competition and your own situation.