Blog entry by Oluwatoyin Adeleke
People with stronger networks have higher salaries and get more promotions throughout their careers. Those who network effectively, have higher performance ratings because they amass more insights from others. Research says 85 percent of critical jobs are filled via networking of some sort. Yet, we find that college students aren’t networking effectively or enough. You need to start cultivating important relationships that will help you in your career, and this needs to start at college. As a student or recent graduate, you may be wondering, “how should I network?” Or you may be hesitant because you don’t know where to begin, especially now as everything has gone virtual.