In my job search, I keep being told about the hidden or unpublished job market. But does such a market exist for managers?
I believe the hidden market exists for individual contributors where hiring managers have the flexibility to create new positions or open reqs early if the right candidate magically appears.
However I have a hard time believing that the hidden market exists for managers, except where a hiring manager wants to replace a subordinate manager or where a company is expanding. But how often does that really happen in today's economy?
Has anyone had good success with the hidden market? Whether as a candidate or when trying to hire a manager?