Recruiting Blogs has reported that 80% of today’s jobs are landed through networking.
Pam Lassiter, The New Job Security, understands that networking can be daunting, particularly for Introvert types, but encourages jobseekers to do it, “Using your networking wisely is a muscle you can exercise and develop if you haven’t already. Outplacement and alumni career services surveys report that 65 to 85 percent of jobseekers find their jobs through networking….”
Many experts will tell you that companies want to hire from within first; only when there are no appropriate internal candidates will they rely on referrals from employees (who get a bonus for a successful hire) and people who will approach them through informational meetings. The latter category of jobseekers (you) have the benefit of getting known before the job is “officially posted.”
At ROD we believe in the power of working with people we know, either through events or ongoing relationships. Our investment in candidates is time, which is why 100% of people who completed our survey said they would definitely recommend ROD to other applicants and colleagues.
You can connect with ROD at one of a number of events in the UK by seeing where we’ll be and then arranging to meet us, or by reaching out to us on Facebook, Twitter, Email or by phone 020 8123 7769.
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