Another entry on the importance of networking to finding a job. The article cites an ABC News study’s finding that 80% of jobs are landed through networking.
What many seem to miss, is the emphasis on “landing” the job. It’s not that networking will find you an opportunity (although it might), or that it will ensure you get the job (although it might), or even that you’d want to work for the company (although it might). The key is, that networking can influence a broad range of factors that lead to securing a job. In a job search, the importance of tools like LinkedIn as an electronic rolodex is unprecedented.
See the full article: 80% of today’s jobs are landed through networking – RecruitingBlogs.com.