75% of All Jobs Found Are Not Advertised

hidden job marketJob searching in Buffalo, NY and surrounding areas is said to be a full-time job. The problem is the majority of people go onto job boards like wnyjobs.com, Monster, or Indeed and think their next job will be found there. Unfortunately, only 5% of actual job postings are found online through traditional job boards. The key is to unlock the hidden job market. I breakdown the rest of the math below.

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Your Email Address is Your First Impression

e-mailYour online name is your identity; Make it count. Use professional emails in your job hunting instead of one’s like ScooterMcGruder23@hotmail.com. A professional email would look something like Homer.Simpson@gmail.com. Emails are free so make a new one. If you are upset that you now have two emails and have to check them both, then I recommend forwarding all your old/personal emails to your new, professional one.

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