Study: Facebook Users Have Better Luck Getting Jobs Through Friends

CBS Sacramento

MENLO PARK, Calif. (CBS Sacramento) – A new study indicates that job seekers who have stronger ties to the social networking world around them are more likely to find a new opportunity.

Researchers at Facebook made the discovery while examining the different types of support offered by friends to one another in a given social network.

“People who talked more with strong ties were twice as likely to find a new job within three months,” the study found. “And those who talked more with weak ties were less likely to find a job.”

Users who maintained relationships with strong ties are reportedly 33.2 percent more likely to find a new job.

Conversely, the average user experiences a mere 15.6 percent probability of finding new employment. And those who associate most with their weakest ties are only 6.5 percent more likely to land a new role – despite the fact that weak…

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