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Open the hidden door of the employment

Open the hidden door of the employment

The hidden jobs market is big and very active in China. Many positions vacant are never advertised and are filled through informal or formal networks.

The statistics vary, but the consensus seems to be that at least 50 per cent of jobs are not advertised.

Networking will help you access the hidden jobs market. But effective networking covers more than simply adding new LinkedIn connections.  It means staying in touch and one of the best ways to do this is to share relevant and engaging content.  You should also make your connections aware when you are job hunting and ask if they know anyone you could talk to about a job.  You can also join an industry association or professional group and attend functions or seminars. 

Of course you should also partner with a recruiting expert. A recruiter invests many hours in calling local employers to find the best job opportunities. They can tell you which organisations are hiring and where the jobs are. Your recruitment consultant will become your advocate with employers and will promote your strengths and expertise. They can also give you advice on what it’s like to work at the organisation you’re applying for and the type of questions you are likely to be asked in the interview.