In addition to Use of "gain employment" expression? :
I'd like to say that former students landed jobs at great companies. At the the same time I'd like to express their efforts/actions and active attitude to it. So they were not only hired, but found those jobs and employed themselves. What are the best phrases for it:
Are there any extra variants?
In addition: ngrams results - is it relevant now?
To the answer: yes, they succeeded in their job finding. Some of them run their own business. So "actively networked" is good to describe the process. However, I'd also like to express the result. I fell that "employed themselves" is not the best choice. Neither "gained employment" - gain employment is fine there, if you're talking about being employed in general, at some time in the future