You can buy a book on the hidden job market but you don’t need to. It is all around you. Here’s a great post by Jim Stroud called The Hidden Job Report for 11.15.10. Jim says:
If a company announces that they are planning to hire hundreds of people, why wait for the roles to hit the want-ads? Why not network with people in the company that are hiring enmasse now. Here are a few leads to get you started:
And then he lists a number of companies that have been announced… see his post for all of the info:
And many more outside of the U.S.
Jim’s point: why wait for these jobs to be posted when you can actively look for ways to network into those companies?
That, my friends, is the hidden job market.