If you are sitting behind your desk for hours on end each day applying to job postings through LinkedIn, Monster or Indeed, stop. This is not the primary way to land a job. Studies reveal that over 80 percent of jobs are filled via networking and referrals. What does that tell you? Step away from your computer if you want results.
This is true if you're a recent graduate or experienced professional. A 2016 Gallup survey concluded that 20 percent of students found an internship or job through a friend and 50 percent found their jobs through professors or campus staff.