Networking for Career Success

Networking for Career Success

Cutting Edge eLearning Solutions
Updated Jul 03, 2019

Career networking involves using personal, professional, academic or familial contacts to assist with a job search, achieve career goals, learn more about your field, or another field you'd like to work in. Networking can be a good way to hear about job opportunities or get in at a company you'd like to work with. 

Networking can help you get hired and grow your career. LinkedIn reports:

  • 80% of professionals consider professional networking to be important to career success. 
  • 35% of surveyed professional say that a casual conversation on LinkedIn Messaging has led to a new opportunity.
  • 61% of professionals agree that regular online interaction with their professional network can lead the way into possible job opportunities.