You Absolutely Need to Network for That Job, So Here's How to Do It
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Even as Americans appear to loathe the term "networking," connecting the dots between trusted contacts and future job opportunities is a big deal for job hunters.
Failing that could be a real deal-breaker for career professionals looking for a landing spot: A 2011 study from Right Management says 41% of all job applicants found new positions through networking, and only 2% through a job advertisement, either online or offline. A 2012 report from ABC News said 80% of all jobs are found through networking and networking events.
For job-seekers in the dark about how to leverage contacts to close a deal with a new employer, it's best to start with the basics -- with family, friends and current and former co-workers. College graduates can add academic advisers to the list of people to turn to for career advice and job leads.
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