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Networking Guide

Believe it or not, up to 80% of jobs are filled without employer advertising. These jobs are filled by--sometimes even created for--candidates who come to an employer's attention through through referrals from family, friends, professional associates, employee recommendations, and recruiters.

The following guide will help you learn how to network effectively. Think you don't have any networking contacts? Shy about asking people for help? Read on:

Who's In Your Network?

Informational Interviewing

Questions For An Informational Interview

Sample Letter Requesting an Informational Interview

Sample Thank-You Letter

Printable Networking Guide (pdf)


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