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  • Writer's pictureTrevor Churchley

11 Reasons to supercharge your networking skills

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How important is professional networking for both your career advancement & job seeking? Here are 11 compelling reasons to leverage your trusted community & make the most of LinkedIn

⭐ Professional networking is not only important for the current position, but also for future opportunities. 80% of the professionals believe that networking can be vital for progressing in your career

⭐ 77% of recruiters actively use LinkedIn to find potential candidates. Having relevant connections on LinkedIn with whom you keep in touch can help you find a job

⭐ 46% of freelancers find jobs through friends & family members. Word of mouth plays a major role in getting more work, as one happy customer can pave the way for many others

⭐ Having good relationships with your co-workers & higher-ups is something to be considered, as 70% of the jobs are not even on job websites

⭐ 85% of positions are filled with personal or professional connections.35% of the people said that they got their current job thanks to their professional connections

⭐ 24% of job seekers find out about job opportunities through their professional connections

⭐ As many as 84% of LinkedIn users use the platform to improve & widen their professional network

⭐ Professional connections can help you with referrals to land a good job. Even though only 7% of applications are referrals, they make up 40% of the hires & have the highest rate of applicant-to-hire conversion

⭐ While looking for a job, 15 out of 63 believe that they will find a position using their connections

⭐ More than 70% of people believe that networking gives them a higher chance of career advancement

⭐ According to a report by Jobvite, 18% of the workers have applied for their current position through their friends or former colleagues

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