Finding a job is tough. Especially when you’re not sure where to look or who to reach out to, finding connections and securing job interviews can become a stressful and time-consuming process.
Unfortunately, there’s a factor that negatively impacts many job seekers: According to TheLadders, nearly half of all job postings are unadvertised. This means half of the jobs available are likely to go to job seekers with inside connections with employers.
So the question is, why do job openings go unadvertised? Well, there are a number of reasons. First, when an employee quits or an employer fires someone, a hiring manager will likely tap into their current applicant pool. Employers might also avoid job boards so they don’t have to deal with sifting through thousands of applications.