Question of the Day: What percent of jobs are never advertised?
- If 70-80% of jobs are never advertised, how do you think that most people find jobs?
- For those who have jobs/had jobs, what was your process to find work?
- What do you think are the skills needed to be an effective networker?
Behind the numbers (Payscale) :
“At least 70 percent, if not 80 percent, of jobs are not published, ” Matt Youngquist, president of Career Horizons told NPR. “And yet most people – they are spending 70 or 80 percent of their time surfing the net versus getting out there, talking to employers, taking some chances [and] realizing that the vast majoring of hiring is friends and acquaintances hiring other trusted friends and acquaintances.”
Check out the NGPF Career Unit for more lessons and activities including a lesson on how to land that first job.