Skip Nav
Career
Funny Gifts Your Co-Workers Will Love — All Under $25
Job Search
9 Things to Remove From Your Résumé Right Now
Job Search
Keep Your Job-Search Spirits Up During the Holiday Season With These 5 Tips

What Is a Hidden Job Market?

One Possible Reason Why You Didn't Get the Job


If everything went great during your interview, but you ended up not getting the job, don't get discouraged. You may not have gotten the job offer because there wasn't really one to begin with.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the hidden job market can be hard to crack if you don't have connections. Many employers prefer to hire internally and may not even list the job opening, or some have already picked out their ideal candidate but go through the interviewing process to follow procedures.

So don't fault yourself over not getting the job — sometimes it's really out of your hands. Instead, focus on networking and going to events in your field. And even if you have a job, start building a stronger network so when it comes time to look for a new job, you'll will have more of an "in" with a few companies.

Image Source: Shutterstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Adding Volunteer Work to LinkedIn
Interview Mistakes
How to Be Anonymous on LinkedIn
Typical Job Interview Questions and Answers
Interview Preparation Tips
Tips For Entry-Level Job Seekers
How to Respond When Asked For Salary Requirements

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Career
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds