‘How did you hear about this role?”
“Oh, I actually know someone.”
I can’t count the amount of times that I have had this exact conversation with family and friends. There is definitely a hidden job market that isn’t online. When I started my career in public relations, I met with several people to discuss their roles and backgrounds. It was a great opportunity that allowed me to expand my network and determine what I needed to do to land a similar role..Little did I know that I would end up receiving a call from a communications manager that a spoke to earlier. Her department was hiring a communications coordinator and she ended up recommending me for the role. I started a few weeks later.