Majority of Job Seekers Found Their Last Job By Networking Online

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Sitting in front of a computer for most of the day and night and searching Internet job sites and scrolling down Facebook are not how most people find jobs. Most jobs are found through networking -- such as telling people you're looking for work.

But the definition of networking is changing from going out and meeting people in person or calling them on the phone, to networking on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other social networks online. A recent report by the job seeker website Simply Hired found that 37 percent of job seekers got their last job through networking, 20 percent through a job board (presumably online), 15 percent through a company career site, 15 percent through a staffing agency, and 13 percent through a recruiter.