Personal Relationships Are Top Source for Career Networking
- Roughly 38% of respondents said they use online professional and social networking sites to learn about a particular company or someone who works at that company.
- Nearly one in four (18%) respondents report using online professional and social networking sites as a job search method. It is not known how many job hunters secure employment through online networking.
- Employees of publicly owned for-profit companies (41%) are more likely than those in privately owned for-profit companies (11%) to job hunt through online professional and/or social networking sites.
- Non-management employees (22%) are more likely than executives (3%) to network online through job search/career sites. Executives report they are more likely to network through: conferences/trade shows/conventions; clients; and professional societies/trade associations.
- Middle-management employees (38%) are more likely than non-management employees (20%) to network through the cluster of supervisors/managers/higher level professionals in supervisory role.
- Executives (43%) and middle-management employees (36%) are more likely non-management workers (15%) to network during business meetings.