Why Our Networks Look Like Us: The Power Of Sponsorship

If you’ve heard the phrase “it’s who you know” throughout your career, you’re not alone. Despite AI-powered job application processes pulling in a plethora of qualified applicants, humans still have the final say when it comes to determining which candidates get offered positions. And the more people who can vouch for an applicant’s abilities, the better. That’s the power of amassing a network. The problem is, our networks tend to be reflective of us, which is limiting for both sides.

Consider a job seeker looking to branch out into a new career. Job seekers who’ve built networks of like-minded individuals may have trouble entering a different occupational

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