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Looking for work? Then you know all about the necessity of networking. If you have exhausted all of the traditional forms of networking, how about using an Internet networking tool like LinkedIn?

In-house general counsel jobs make up approximately 10% of the current legal job market and receive roughly 20% of all applicants. It would be great if these percentages would align, but it doesn’t look like trends will be in that favor. So, what’s an attorney looking to move in-house supposed to do?

According to a report from ABC News, 80% of today’s jobs are landed through networking. That’s true when it come to attorney jobs as well. This percentage of networkers represents smart jobseekers who understand that finding a job will require a little extra effort. Rather than sitting at a computer all day and looking at job boards, a successful jobseeker will be on the phone, meeting people face-to-face, and attending networking events, professional association meetings, and other gatherings to put them in front of live individuals.