Over 50% of job seekers find their job though their networking efforts. Most of your time should be spend increase your network while you keep in touch with your current personal and professional network.

The following are eight groups of people most job seekers include in their network:

  • Employers
  • Co-Workers
  • Subordinates
  • Customers
  • Family Members
  • Friends
  • Neighbors
  • Social Media Connections

Many job seekers experience frustration in attempting to grow their networks. Often overlooked are all the individuals you know who are working. An individual does not have to be in your same profession, to have contacts with people in your profession.

When you are in the job market you hear about people or companies who are hiring. Extend your network to everyone you know is working. You never know who could open a door or make an introduction on your behalf.