What is Networking - Its not what you know; its who you...

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It’s not what you know; it’s who you know.
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It isn’t who you know,  but who knows you and knows  what you know.
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Did you know  that only a small percentage of jobs  are advertised in local newspapers?  Did you know  that only a small percentage of  people who find a job get one from answering an  advertisement in a local newspaper?  Did you know  that most people who look for work  go after advertised openings? Therefore, you  increase  your chances of being hired by  networking with personal contacts to find  unadvertised job leads.  Did you know  that approximately 60% of job  hunters find their new job with the help of  friends,  family members and acquaintances?  
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Networking is the art of building alliances.  It's not contacting everyone you know  when you are looking for a new job and  asking if they know of any job openings. 
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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2011 for the course HTM 190 taught by Professor Zemmol during the Spring '11 term at Grand Valley State University.

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