Article: Networking is Just Chatting by Karyn Mullins

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For some, just the thought of networking sparks uncertainty and discomfort.  Despite these initial feelings, knowing that the “click and submit” strategy yields a ~3% response rate should compel all internship and full time career seekers to embrace a more effective strategy.

According to an article on the balance, LinkedIn reports:

  • 70 percent of people in 2016 were hired at a company where they had a connection.
  • 80 percent of professionals consider professional networking to be important to career success.
  • 35 percent of surveyed professional say that a casual conversation on LinkedIn Messaging has led to a new opportunity.
  • 61 percent of professionals agree that regular online interaction with their professional network can lead to the way in to possible job opportunities.

In the article Networking is Just Chatting, Karyn Mullins outlines several pointers to take the stress out of networking.

By Sarah Bugh
Sarah Bugh Associate Director & Career Coach