What Percentage Of Jobs Are Found Through Networking?

By Matthew Zane
Aug. 23, 2022

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85% of jobs are found through networking and 70% of jobs are never publically published. Most of these un-posted positions are either filled by internal candidates or are created after a recruiter meets a job seeker through networking. Here are other key facts on how networking can help your career:

  • 70% of employees got their current job through networking.

  • 79% of Americans agree that networking played and continues to play a vital role in their careers.

  • Despite these facts, only 48% of professionals regularly keep in touch with their networks.

  • Employee referrals account for 40% of all new hires, despite making up only 7% of candidates.

professionals' opinions on networking


New Survey Reveals 85% of All Jobs Are Filled Via Networking — LinkedIn
How to get a job often comes down to one elite personal asset — CNBC

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Matthew Zane

Matthew Zane is the lead editor of Zippia's How To Get A Job Guides. He is a teacher, writer, and world-traveler that wants to help people at every stage of the career life cycle. He completed his masters in American Literature from Trinity College Dublin and BA in English from the University of Connecticut.

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