Approximately 70% of all jobs are found through networking
At least 50% of the jobs that are filled are never publicly advertised
A referral generates 80% more results than a cold call
Most people have at least 250 contacts if they examine the full scope of their interactions
Networking is really about building relationships. Try to see the contacts you encounter as potential life-long professional partnerships.
Networking is not a one-way street. As you move forward in your life and your career, be ready to repay the generosity you receive!