One of the best ways to learn about jobs is to talk to people, either individuals you already know or contacts you have made through trade or professional groups, clubs or associations in your community. This group of people is called your “network”. They may be able to tell you about unadvertised jobs, and will offer you support and encouragement.
Remember when networking that you are building relationships. It is important to be professional. Networking is commonly known as the “hidden market”, and it is estimated that 85% of jobs are never advertised, but filled through contacts.
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