Your Two Cents: Has Nepotism Ever Gotten You a Job?


The overwhelming majority of you — 80 percent — think getting ahead in this world is more about who you know than what you know. Connections are undoubtedly important, which is why networking is such a valuable tool, but nepotism puts an interesting twist on things.

Nepotism doesn't have the best connotations: Hiring someone because of who she knows or who she's related to, even though other applicants may be better candidates for the job, is frustrating for those not so in-the-know. However, that's certainly not to say that some hires based on nepotism don't turn out to be stand-out employees.

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