Employment Advisor Tells How to Find Hidden Jobs

From: Oklahoma Professional Search
Published: Tue Nov 10 2009


A noted Employment Advisor offers tips on building networks that can help job-seekers find hidden, often unadvertised positions.

Even in a down economy, there are still good jobs available. However, since those positions are often unadvertised, itís important jobseekers learn how to tap into the hidden job market, according to Kay Stout, Executive Advisor, with Oklahoma Professional Search.

"Now more than ever, itís important to develop professional and personal networks," Stout said. "In this day and age, who you know is as important as what you know. Building strong networks professionally and personally can give you an edge over the competition in a job search."

Stout suggests job seekers start building their network via their friends and acquaintances and then current or former co-workers. From there, connect with suppliers, clients, and even competitors. "Thereís strength in numbers, but it only takes one of your connections to think about you first for the job youíd be perfect for," she noted.

Even if you currently have a job you love, itís good advice to keep feelers out anyway, Stout added. "Job requirements or personnel can change, so you never know when you may decide to seek a new job. Thatís why keeping in touch with friends and colleagues can put you at the top of their mind if and when they hear of a position opening. And thatís the inside info that can get you in the door for a new job first."

Finally, Stout suggests that, even if you donít land the first hidden job you encounter, it can still work to your advantage. "The person or persons you interview with, even if you donít get hired for the position, are contacts that can expand your professional network even further in the future. And that can give you access to even more hidden jobs."

About Oklahoma Professional Search:
Oklahoma Professional Search has offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla., offering human resource consultation in the areas of career transition, outplacement, and executive search. The company is a member of The State Chamber, The Employerís ERS Council, the Oklahoma Association of Personnel Consultants, and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau. For more information please visit www.oklahomaprofessionalsearch.com/
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Kay Stout
Oklahoma Professional Search
3030 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
405.605-5700
kstout@okpsearch.com
http://www.oklahomaprofessionalsearch.com/
Company: Oklahoma Professional Search
Contact Name: Kay Stout
Contact Email: kstout@okpsearch.com
Contact Phone: 405.605-5700

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