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The MBA Network: Essential Esource for Career Success

The network you cultivate while an MBA student remains a vital and important tool for job success. In fact, most MBA alums claim the MBA network is AS important as the management skills and tools gained during the program.

According to a recent survey by the Association of MBAs, fifty percent of the respondents found a new job through word of mouth, highlighting the importance of networking. Personal referrals and recommendations continue to be a key source of new business with sixty percent of new business being attributed to their MBA network.

Further, networking doesn't just help open doors to new jobs. Done right, effective networking can also help you advance your position and influence within current positions.

MBACareers.com recommends these tips: Touch base with your existing network regularly and identify others to add to it. Send an interesting article to some people; comment on another's recent promotion or change of job; share what you are doing. Proactively communicate with your MBA network and foster career success.

For additional information and MBA career opportunities, visit MBACareers.com

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