Over 70% of jobs people find are through networking!  There’s definitely some truth to the popular saying “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”  And perhaps more importantly, it’s not who you know, but who knows you.  You have to become known by people in your field not just to get your foot in the door at one company, but to keep progressing in your career.  Arguably, this is one of the most important tasks to perform during and after graduation.




LinkedIn is a professional networking site you can use both during a job search and to stay connected with colleagues, classmates, professors, and more.  LinkedIn has more than 225 million users in over 200 counties and is the most important online networking tool for both job seekers and recruiters.  Your LinkedIn profile is like your resume on steroids, offering greater interaction and acting as your online portfolio.  It’s a summary of your professional background that is designed to attract recruiters, networking contacts, and grad schools.