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How to Find a Job Before It's Posted

Use these strategies to get a head start on other job seekers

- October 15, 2012
You know the drill: A job posts on the Internet; you respond and keep your fingers crossed for an interview. Whether you are looking for a permanent or temporary gig, is there any other way to find out about plum positions before the masses do? Yes, in fact.

Mediabistro's Revolving Door newsletter is a good way to stay on top of the industry, and job boards like ours are always brimming with opportunities. Following companies and individuals who hire on Twitter and LinkedIn is a good start, too.

We asked creative professionals and career counselors for other strategies to find out about jobs and projects before they are announced. In trying some of these techniques, you'll stretch your networking muscles and get a jump on that dream job before your competition does.


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