According to an article in the September 2007 edition of IN Magazine, Stanford University researcher Mark Granovetter found that 70% of jobs are discovered through networking.
Let us assume this statistic is correct (I have no reason to doubt Mr. Granovetter), then what in the world is wrong with the numskulls out there who discredit the power of having a strong network of professional contacts?
I can write books, give speeches and scream from the roof tops about this topic, and I still get emails from people who think it is a waste of time to aggressively network. These are the same people who consider others "lucky" who regularly get great opportunities.
Opportunities Come From People!!!
If you do not know the right people, you will be waiting for Godot.
Have A Great Day.