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85% of jobs get filled through Networking

85% of jobs get filled through Networking

Some people are natural networkers. With a firm handshake and a winning smile, they have the enviable ability to walk into any room and engage strangers with an endless supply of small talk.

People with strong professional networks have a career advantage. A LinkedIn study found that an incredible 85% of all jobs are filled via networking.

If you have concerns that a lack of networking skills is holding you back, don’t despair. The capacity to network isn’t exclusive to the most extroverted of employees.

Here are five easy and stress-free ways to grow your professional network. READ MORE AT II THOMAS