Wagner Career Services Networking Guide

Networking is the systematic process of developing and cultivating a pool of professional contacts.

While responding to online postings is an important part of the job search process, networking significantly increases your chances of landing an interview and/or job opportunity. Depending on which figures you read, 60—80 percent of jobs are obtained through networking. Referred to as the “hidden job market,” many of these positions are never even advertised to the general public.

View the Networking and Informational Interviews guide.