Yeah, for sure. My friend Jason had a job waiting for him at his Uncles firm to gain experience. He started on a very good wage, well above the minimum. He now works with his dad as an electrician earning even more money.
Another one of my friends has relatives in Australia. Guess where he lives and works now.
I don't really have any useful connections so I've had to really work to be where I'm at. And I'm nowhere compared to them.