Networking is best route to new job

skills are the best way to land a new job, a new study finds.

study, Career Choices and Challenges of People in Transitions, by Drake Beam
Morin, quizzed 4,500 job seekers. Half said they found their latest role
through networking, while a quarter said headhunters or a recruitment agencies
found them a position.

Gould, UK managing director of DBM, said: "Networking continues to be a
vital factor in successful job hunting. Applicants can tap into opportunities
that are not yet advertised.

jobseekers have a diverse network of business and personal contacts as well as
information sources."

added: "Since employment security can be defined as how quickly you can
find your next position, networking is one of the most important career skills
people can develop."

survey also finds that people are now more likely to either change function or
transfer skills into new industries in order to get a job.

By Quentin Reade

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