Local research is confirming something we've all heard: getting a job is often about who you know.
Like many people, Atlanta resident Brenna Lakeson has seen the benefits of personal connections in her career.
Recently, when a friend was leaving her job at a center serving the homeless in Atlanta, she put in a good word for Lakeson. The two had gone to grad school together.
Lakeson ended up getting the spot, and, she said, it's worked out well.