CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- When it comes to searching for a job, you might want to ask a friend.
Analysts say it is becoming increasingly more difficult for people to get their foot in the door of a company without connections.
According to a new study by one large corporation, referred job candidates are twice as likely to land a job interview over other applicants.
Often, resumes from applicants from corporate websites or internet job boards fall to the bottom of the pile.
The most desirable candidates come from internal recommendations.
For those who make it to the interview phase, the referred candidates has a 40 percent better chance of getting the job over other applicants.
So, networking with your friends may be the best way to new employment.