Volunteerism and the Hidden Job Market
Did you know that as many as 80% of all jobs needing to be filled never make it to an online job board? Most people don't even know that there is a hidden job market out there. And, if you do know about that hidden job market, you're probably wondering how you would even go about tapping into it. You're in luck! Today you'll hear from Mac Prichard, a public relations strategist and the publisher of Mac's list, the premier resource for connecting passionate professionals to meaningful and creative work throughout Oregon and SW Washington. In today's episode, Volunteerism and the Hidden Job Market, Mac shares why you shouldn't overlook professional volunteerism when it comes to furthering your career or when you're looking to make a career switch. He provides insight on how you can be strategic in your volunteer opportunities and how easy it can be to build a strong network of industry professionals during your career search. As Mac puts it: Volunteering "gives you a chance to show others what you can do. It gives you an opportunity to connect with leaders and influencers in your field." Listen to my chat with Mac as we'll also get into how you start that conversation about volunteering in the career field that you're interested in to get you ahead of the competition during your job search.