Study Says: Consistent Networking Pays Off

The results of a study paid for by Upwardly Mobile Inc. and conducted by the Graziadio School of Business Management at Pepperdine University was just announced today on

The conclusion? Professionals who consistently network, as opposed to those who network only when they need something, earn much more and are better protected from economic turmoil.

Well, duuuuhhhhh!

Experienced networkers know this. You must begin networking, especially when it comes to job hunting, long before you need it. Desperation stinks. If you don't want to come off as needy, start networking before you need it.

You can get a copy of the full 29 page study here...

But don't sweat reading the whole thing carefully and in-depth to find all the most valuable nuggets of wisdom. I'll do that for you over the next several days, so check back in for the latest update on the findings of this important study.

Here's the first key fact, probably of greatest interest to you Social Networking Fans:
  • LinkedIn was by far the most popular of all the online networking management tools.
So here's your first "To Do": Go to LinkedIn and set up a profile. Upload your contact email database (don't worry, you don't need to email anyone). LinkedIn will show you who you know that is already there. Connect to them.

Bookmark this blog and come back tomorrow for more insight into the study results.

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