ERIC Number: ED396080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Cracking the Hidden Job Market. Pocket Job Series No. 3.
This book is the third in a series of six pocket-sized books written for career changers and laid-off workers. Each book is written at a 7th- to 10th-grade reading level and contains examples, hands-on self-discovery exercises, and step-by-step advice for a successful job search. This book identifies steps for finding the unadvertised jobs--80-95 percent of all jobs. Chapter 1 describes what the hidden job market is. Chapter 2 provides steps to build a network of people who can help. Chapter 3 outlines the three parts to a successful plan to use the hidden job market: research the market, create a schedule of contacts, and participate in the industry. Chapter 4 teaches how to use tools of the hidden job market. It provides samples of the following: letters of introduction; follow-up call; thank-you letter; card file/contact page; to-do list; and calendar page. Chapter 5 suggests the usefulness of good manners. Other contents include a bibliography of 11 helpful books for job seekers and an index. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Business Correspondence, Career Change, Career Education, Goal Orientation, Job Applicants, Job Search Methods, Learning Activities, Letters (Correspondence), Midlife Transitions, Social Networks, Underemployment, Unemployment
Prototype Career Press, 626 Armstrong Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102 ($2.95 plus shipping, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Students
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see CE 070 561-566.