20070102_nothiring_dshort_flickr_18This is the title of an interesting article on Yahoo! ® Finance today.

Here’s a teaser paragraph for you,

What’s the “hidden job market”?

When companies say, ‘We have a hiring freeze,’ that doesn’t mean they’re not hiring. It just means they’re not adding headcount. Every year there’s 20-25% turn over. So in a 1,000-person company, 200 or 250 people are going to turn over, either through attrition, or someone moves.

Those companies are still hiring but they don’t want to tell you.

Here’s the > LINK < to the whole article.

Editor’s note: There are some wild ideas in the article about how to get noticed and how to your foot in the door, none of which I would do (and none of which would impress me, if I was doing the hiring for a position.) There are, however, some great tips on using social media sites LinkedIn and ZoomInfo to get on the radar with recruiters.

I’ve done a post here on LinkedIn. Tomorrow I will do one on ZoomInfo.

Graphic from Marketplace post on NPR.org (images.publicradio.org … .)