The "hidden job market": a tip for older jobseekers ...
... and to ALL of you for that matter!! If you are not actively networking with friends, family and other associates you may be missing THE opportunity to land that new job! Let the people in your circle know you are looking for work and ask if they have leads or can introduce you to business owners or hiring managers.
It IS who you know -- and you'd be surprised at the introductions and referrals you can find just by asking. Who should you talk to? Start with your family and close friends. Chat with your neighbors. Message your Facebook friends. Let fellow church or synagogue members know. Call former co-workers who are now in other companies. Think of other associates and contact them. You get the idea.
GET BUSY and reap the rewards of SMARTER job searching. All the best!