Our frequently asked questions:

How do you work? 

We have two ways of working: we recruit for roles and advertise roles too. 

We're a bit different from other businesses so here's a short note on how we work to give you an overview and ensure you make the most of our services. Too much of the recruitment market is cloak and daggers and unfortunately, levels of service are typically very low. We’re trying to change this, person by person, business by business. 

For you as a professional our services are as follows:  

  1. You can search for roles on The Hidden Market
  2. We match roles to you automatically and manually IF you have completed your profile. Your profile can be completed in your account page and you'll find matches there too 
  3. We help you get headhunted as we're networking around on your behalf 
  4. We're actively recruiting for roles and when you're a match we will let you know 

What is the difference between advertising and recruiting for roles? 

When were are recruiting for roles we will be managing a full process: calling you, sending you the job description and briefing you on the role and managing the full recruitment process. Whereas when we are working on an advertising basis we are only bringing the jobs to you for your benefit.

How long does it take to sign up? 

You can login straight away with you're LinkedIn account or your email address. 

What kind of candidates, roles and clients do you work with? 

We are designed for marketing digital, product, communications and business development talent. We work with candidates who work for a range of businesses from start-ups and micro businesses through to SME’s, agencies and corporate clients. The value you to you as a candidate is the potential to exposure to a wider client base than you might experience with very focused agencies. We fill roles from executive to CMO. We believe to best serve the market we have to be able to recruit across the full spectrum. We work across multi-industries rather than being attached to one industry and believe this allows us to be able to best serve the market and advise candidates and clients about the latest developments across industries. 

Do I complete all my applications on the platform? 

This depends on the role we are advertising. Sometimes you will be redirected to a company page to apply. 

Do I need to upload a CV? 

To use search the platform you do not need to upload a CV but to get the most out of the platform then we recommend you do. For roles advertised on the platform but the application process is external to the platform you do not need a CV to apply but for roles in which the application process is in the platform you would need your CV.

Do I need to complete my profile?

To login and use the search functionality in the platform you do not need to complete your profile. For advertised roles in which you apply externally on a companies website you would not need to complete your profile. You would need to complete your profile to receive greater job matches and to apply for roles that the full application process happens on the platform.

Why should I complete my profile? 

We recommend you complete your profile for you to get the most out of the platform features. To effectively match you to roles or candidates to your roles we have to understand your experience or requirements, what you have achieved, need, and what you are looking for next, as such we need to understand your job, salary and location preferences. This is information you regularly supply to recruitment businesses. 

How long does it take to complete my profile?

Completing your profile should take you less than 5 mins. Please note you need your CV. 

What happens to my personal information? 

Candidate privacy is vital to us. The majority of our candidates are currently working in roles. When you sign up you create a profile, only we at The Hidden Market can see your information, and your details are only released to clients when you match with a role and agree to release your profile or when you apply to a role on the platform. For applications made outside of the platform, your profile will not be shared. 

How does The Hidden Market differ from job board?

Our aim is to be here for your career as such we are not a transactional service.  

We have more of a relationship with our candidate base. We’re different as we bring job matching to the passive market. Jobsites by definition only attract candidates in the active market as they require you to be engaged and proactive, i.e. applying to roles to be considered for roles. We operate in the passive market as we have a range of recruitment solutions for businesses, allowing them to reach the passive talent market: i.e. candidates that are employed and are wanting to be considered for ‘the right’ opportunity which can take a decent amount of time to find. Operating in the active and passive market is a key differentiator. With regards to our candidate base it is vetted and the same for clients to ensure quality.  

Because of our design we offer the most sophisticated matches. Behind the scenes our team work on your behalf so that you do not have to hunt through job listings. We do that for you.

For roles managed all through the platform we ensure that you understand the role and remit of a job before you apply, and when you do, the business understands your skills, experience, motivations, and requirements, all upfront. Marketing and business development are varied skill-sets and too many candidates and clients waste time on the wrong jobs. 

How does The Hidden Market differ from recruitment agencies? 

We offer a range of recruitment solutions for businesses and as such we have a bigger network and are able to offer you more opportunities. 

Our matching is technology and human intelligence based: our matching is completed by our technology, based on your sign up preferences so we eliminate subjectivity and biases. We quality control our service with human interaction too to ensure no one is missed. 

Briefing and value ad - impartiality - our information is not biased toward some candidates, we give you all a fair shot. 

We believe in transparency, and as such we provide all information to you and all you to make your decisions as you wish. 

We are the most thorough service on the market, intentionally, because we want to provide you and our clients with the best service. Agents do not have the time or technology to set their businesses up to do this.