New survey reseals that 60%-80% jobs are filled via personal relationships. In other words, who you know in a way decides what kind of job you will land. This could be disconcerting to a PhD student who has no connection to industry. Maybe there is a way out!
Job hunters often grouse, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Forget the grammar quibble about whether that should be “who” or “whom.” Focus instead on the statement’s truth: Who you know really does matter.