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Networking is one of the easiest ways to get a job. All you have to do is socialize and talk to your friends. Three-quarters of all job openings are filled through networking.

Conventional Ways: "Pound the Pavement"

  • Making cold telephone calls to employers
  • Calling job hot lines
  • Sending out hard copies of your resume
  • Chatting with people

New Ways: "Pound the Cyber Pavement"

  • Research companies online
  • Contact employers by email
  • Browse employers’ job listing pages
  • Submit your resume electronically
  • Cyber-chat directly with others in your field

Tips for Networking

  • Tell everyone you know what kind of work you are looking for
  • Join professional organizations in school or in the community
  • Research shows that job-hunting success increases by using all these methods
  • Understand the mission of the company and what exactly they do