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Interesting points from related articles on finding Unadvertised IT Jobs.

“Clever Ways to Find an Unadvertised Job in Tech by Leslie Stevens-Huffman

  • Send a letter of interest to the CEOs of the companies you want to work for…
  • Advertising on job boards and social networks is expensive, ….. so they only list openings in the career section of their website…
  • Searching state employer hiring histories by location and job title…
  • LinkUp …. it only publishes jobs from employer websites that are not always advertised on job boards…
  • Another site …. for jobs on company websites is US.jobs…
  • Search Twitter for jobs using a hashtag, job title and location…
  • Use a google x-ray search to find which companies are hiring…
  • Using a skills-based search…
  • You’d be surprised at what you can learn from a roving supplier-partner over a cup of coffee…
  • Industry associations and local chambers of commerce often provide job listings that can only be viewed by members…
  • Tech meetups are another excellent source of high-profile experts who are looking for talent and recruiters…

85 percent of jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been invented yet

  • The pace of change will be so rapid that people will learn ‘in the moment’…
  • The ability to gain new knowledge will be more valuable than the knowledge itself…
  • Rather than people chasing jobs, “work will chase people.”…
  • Instead of expecting workers to … find work, work will compete for the best resource to complete the job…
  • ..avoid the “doom and gloom” scenario where machines take people’s jobs…

How to Use a Google X-Ray Search to Find Hidden Candidates

  • One of the most effective ways ……….. is using …. Boolean search…
  • A search engine X-ray ….. allows you to search web pages for specific keyword combinations and information…
  • Step 1: Select a Search Engine You Wish to X-Ray…
  • Step 2: Setting Up Your Basic Boolean String…
  • Step 3: Add Keywords and/or Location…
  • Step 4: Further Narrow Your Results…
  • The key …. to Boolean search is finding url patterns…

A couple of points from my perspective. There will be a ton of new IT jobs and job titles to be filled. Hundreds of IT workers are retiring every day making IT jobs that much easier to find. But if you are clever, you might invent and land your dream job at your current employer.

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