Cracking The Hidden Job Market
How to Find Opportunity in Any Economy
By Donald Asher
(Ten Speed Press, Paperback, 9781580084949, 210pp.)
Publication Date: December 28, 2010
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Can’t find a job? Maybe you’re seeing only half the picture!
Half the job market is invisible
Are you spending all your time applying to posted job openings—postings that draw hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of applications? No matter how perfect you are for the job, there is always someone else who’s a little more qualified, more experienced. The key to success in the current job market is breaking through to the hidden job market. Over half of all jobs go to someone who did not apply to a posted opening at all. What are they doing and how are they doing it? They’re finding new jobs before the posting hits the Internet.
Career guru Donald Asher offers proven strategies for finding great opportunities in any industry. With Cracking the Hidden Job Market you’ll stop wasting time and effort and beat the job-search odds by learning how to:
• find jobs that are never posted anywhere
• get complete strangers to help you find a job
• convince potential employers to give you an interview—even when they’re “not hiring”
• find—and land—the new jobs in this, or any, economy
Every page of Cracking the Hidden Job Market is packed with no-frills fundamentals to change the way you look for a job, this time—and forever!
DONALD ASHER is the author of eleven books on careers, job search, and higher education. He is a contributing writer for numerous publications and career sites and is a tireless speaker, making more than 150 appearances at college and corporate campuses across the United States each year. Recent teaching engagements have also taken him abroad to India, China, South Korea, and Germany. When he isn’t traveling, Donald Asher divides his time between northern Nevada and San Francisco, California.
“The no-nonsense, common-sense Cracking the Hidden Job Market … could certainly jump-start a stalled job search. … Asher’s book will hold your hand while you try to get your foot in the door.”
—USA Today, 1/18/11
“Networking involves the ‘law of large numbers.’ Asher points out connection sources most of us already have and shows us how to manage 100 contacts.”
—Dallas Morning News, 1/16/11
"Cracking the Hidden Job Market offers tips and strategies for standing out in the crowd—and looking where the crowd’s not. ...a simple formula for job-hunting success."
—Washington Post Express, 1/10/11