Job boards post 450,000 new résumés a week, but most jobs are secured by networking and personal referrals.
- Up to 85% of jobs are secured through professional networking and personal referrals/recommendations.
- Networking will help young adults learn about various careers.
- Networking also helps job candidates learn how to successfully market their skills, connect to latest trends, and meet prospective mentors, employers, and clients.
- Young individuals are not perceived as competitors to other workers, so starting early is key.
- Networking is a two-way street where individuals give help as well as accept help, thus building their personal reputations.
- Networking in person is often uncomfortable, but a necessary skill.
Students who participate in the Rainmakers Internship Preparation Program (RIPP) learn a lot about networking: how to network, how to build and maintain a professional network, and are encouraged to attend local business networking events with Chambers of Commerce (after they reach the age of 18 years).
Students who successfully secure and serve one of our reinvented internships (as defined by the host business) are eligible to receive a free, lifetime membership in The Rainmakers Club, an online community dedicated to networking and job acquisition.