Recruiters across a wide variety of industries rely most heavily on personal referrals for filling job roles. 78% of hiring managers using Jobvite, an online hiring platform, list referrals as their favorite source of candidates. And when you take the data one step further, we find that when referrals are hired, they are more likely to stay with the company longer and perform at a higher level.

What does this mean for you? No matter where you are in your career, from those just starting out to those who’ve been working for over a decade, networking and building personal connections is more important than ever. The old saying, “it’s who you know, not what you know” holds true when you’re looking for a new job. For more, read the full article here.

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