Dear Matt: I’m going to graduate from college soon and have already started searching for jobs. I’ll admit I’m not sure if I am doing it right. I hear about this “hidden job market”. What is it, and can college graduates like me use it to get a job?
Rolf Thompson is Executive Director of the National Eagle Center in Wabasha
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Fully 70-80% of jobs go unadvertised by employers, who fear being deluged by hundreds of resumes from applicants, most of whom won't be qualified. With that in mind, it makes sense to spend about 80% of your time cracking this hidden market of unadvertised jobs.
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