Job Seekers

Access the Hidden Job Market

Have you ever conducted a job search online? The process can be mentally and emotionally exhausting. It’s not uncommon for a job seeker to spend weeks or even months filling out application after application and never getting an interview or feedback. And let’s not forget about the dreaded cover letter you must include with every single application, which, if you want to stand out amongst the stack, must be clever yet professional and tailored to the specific position for which you applied. Crafting even just one great, personalized cover letter can take time. Meanwhile, as you’re working on all of that, dozens of five and six-figure positions are being filled, even though you never saw them posted on the job boards. What gives?

The truth is that the problem isn’t with you or your resume. You’re not seeing most of the available financial services jobs because they are part of the hidden job market.

It’s been said that as much as 80 percent of all job openings are filled through referrals, not through job postings.  You need an advocate! In many cases, companies prefer to source candidates via the hidden job market because it saves them time and money. Think about it – they can either pay someone to go through the mountain of applications that is sure to be submitted online, or simply rely on their current employees and network of industry contacts to produce candidates who are already pre-screened. It seems the majority of hiring managers are choosing the path of least resistance.

It’s Who You Know That Counts

So tapping into the hidden job market isn’t easy. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. Midwest Financial Search specializes in financial services recruitment in the Twin Cities metro area. For more than 15 years, we’ve helped hundreds of banking professionals break into the hidden job market and advance their careers. But before that, we (Mary and Paul, nice to meet you!) have collectively spent over three decades working in various positions in the banking industry, including roles in commercial lending, correspondent banking, and private banking. It was those experiences and the connections we made along the way that helped create a solid foundation for Midwest Financial Search.

As you’ve probably already learned, in our business, it’s who you know that counts. After spending most of our lives making connections in the banking community, we started this company in 2003 based on a philosophy that values long-term relationships. Drawing on our extensive network gives us the unique ability to uncover hidden financial services job postings for our job-seeking clients. When a bank or credit union has an open position, we’re often among the first to know because they come to us for help. With Midwest Financial Search on your side, you have first dibs on job openings at the leading commercial banks and credit unions in the Twin Cities metro area.

Let’s Get to Know Each Other

Are you a banking professional who’s ready to take the next big step in your career? If so, we want to get to know you. Face to face.

We want to learn about your passions, your talents, the experiences you’ve had in the banking industry, and what type of company culture you’re most attracted to. With that information, we’re able to do what we do best: Matchmaking. We’ll pair you with an exciting opportunity with a company you’d be proud to work for, and then do everything within our power to help you land an interview. Whether you get the job or not, you’ll owe us nothing (and if you don’t get the job, we’ll continue to work as your advocate until you secure the perfect position). We’re just happy to build a relationship with you, and hope we can stay connected well into the future to help you meet your career goals.

You know you’re not going to find the financial services job you desire browsing the internet. Save yourself the hassle and contact us today. We look forward to meeting you!