I think the term “hidden” job market is misleading. Before the internet we relied on knowledge about employers from professional organizations, such as the Chamber of Commerce, The Rotary Club, or publications such as The Business Times or Journal for information on businesses, who might have jobs that we are interested in. Many of these resources and publications are online and can be accessed at public libraries for free. These resources can help you identify growing companies, new business development, and most importantly names and titles of key employees and staff. In our practice we reach out to departments within organizations where we want to work and establish contact with someone who understands what we do.HR is often not the best place to start. Email and the internet allow us to get our resumes and relevant information seen by those that often tell HR to post a position.