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Job Searching: It Still Comes Down to Who You Know

Hudson Survey Finds Networking, Personal Contacts Best Way to Land a Job

A new Hudson survey found that networking was the most common way workers (28 percent) and managers (33 percent) alike secured their current job. Plus, managers overwhelmingly consider familiar resources, such as employees and personal contacts, to be the optimal source of job candidates. Specifically, 40 percent of managers state internal promotions are the best way to fill an opening, followed by employee referrals and personal recommendations (24 percent and 20 percent, respectively). In fact, three-quarters (73 percent) of managers say their company typically looks at the current employee base first when conducting a job search before considering any other candidates.

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