The ‘hidden graduate job market’ sounds very mystical, but I prefer to think of it as a ‘path of least resistance’ for employers, particularly for more junior positions. That is, if employers are able to avoid the time and cost of a formal recruitment process, and instead hire someone whose work they already know, or who has been recommended by someone they trust, they will be likely to take advantage of these indicators and their associated efficiencies.

If you as a potential employee can strategically position yourself in spaces where this hidden graduate job market is accessible, it can ...

 

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