Networking Myth and Reality  

By Natalie Meecham , Employment Consultant, Thornhill Employment Hub

Steering an effective job search requires a clear understanding of the job market and the know how to use one of the skill and techniques. Here is one myth and misconceptions concerning the negative methods of achieving success, followed by corresponding reality.

Myths/Realities

Myth: Job seekers should not try to use contacts or connections to get a job.

Reality: Employers hire people who can contribute more to a position. Employers could care less whether applicants makes use of contacts or have connections with whom they know. For example: if an applicant is strongly recommended by someone the employer knows and trusts, their chances of getting a job is higher than one without. Standing in line for a job often reduces possibilities of being selected, or even being noticed.

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