Academic Search Engine Knobull Shows How Networking Boosts Career Success

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BOSTON - BostonChron -- Lynn Bentley, President of Knobull announced, "Networking is a valuable skill that can be an enjoyable experience which brings value to your work and can enhance your career. Gathering useful information is great for your career as it shows your leaders that you're committed to the company and to helping it grow and succeed."

Networking can facilitate the employment process  and even foster relationships with people you could refer participants to job leads in the future. By connecting with people through networking, you can tell what sort of person someone is professionally and whether they meet job requirements.

It's important to be visible to others - from work colleagues to potential employers. Attending networking events will build your status within the community by enhancing  professional relationships and facilitating the sharing of knowledge on topics.

Networking helps you find out about best practices, business methods and remain on top of developments. It's useful to actively ask your network about these practices and to see what your contacts are sharing online.

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It provides you with new perspectives and ideas that can assist with your career - it gives you views and ideas that may not have occurred to you beforehand. It's also useful to speak with people that work in different fields because they can provide entirely fresh perspectives.

Studies have shown that 80% of jobs are never advertised, meaning that they are filled by word-of-mouth through referrals. Companies take a risk employing someone new and if a candidate is recommended by an existing trusted employee, they are much more likely to get the job.

When choosing a career, you need to gather information about jobs of interest. An effective way of doing this is by speaking with someone working in that role. You can also ask people in your network to direct you to active job leads.

Bentley concluded, "Research has suggested that having a network increases the chances of a promotion and salary increase. This is because networking increases your knowledge and makes your capabilities more visible. This increases the chances of being noticed, especially in cases where a recruiter is referred to you as a prospective candidate."

Source: Knobull Inc.
Filed Under: Internet, Knobull.com

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