who you know

yesterday, in a casual conversation, the statistic came up that 80% of all jobs are secured through networking. my heart sank. i know it is true, it is who you know, but what are you supposed to do when you don’t know anyone?

when i googled the stat to see who backed it up, i found many articles on it.  this article is targeted at recent grads, but still had some good tips, like to utilize my alumni network. i can do this through a better use of my linkedin account. i also need to cash in on anyone who mentioned a nw arkansas business connection when we first moved down here.

this conversation on linkedin goes into a better breakout of what the statistic really means. it looks like referrals are the real honey pot for landing a new gig. i all ready have a  few referals on my page, but have been seeking out more. they will be especially valuable to me if i want to continue an agency career. 4 months of agency experience is not typically enough to get you in the door…if you can find the door in the first place.

it is time to step up my game. tips are always appreciated 🙂

4 thoughts on “who you know

  1. This is so true. All 3 of my corporate jobs were due to an employee referral. Get to networking! You know plenty of people that can help you out. Let me know if there’s anything I can do.

  2. This may be lame, but start/join a club. I have a good friend who moved to Chicago with her husband. She didnt know anyone. She joined a book club and started a running club and soon thereafter had plenty of friends and connnections.

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