This is the time of year for graduation parties and other gatherings and these type of events can be a great opportunity for networking and meeting new people who can give your job search a boost.
Consider mixing business with pleasure and spend some time job search networking at social events. It's fine to let people you meet at a party or another event know that you're job seeking.
Networking isn't as hard as you might think - it's just a matter of working your job search in the conversation at the appropriate time. In fact, a party is a terrific way to mix business with pleasure and to take advantage of an opportunity to boost your job search or career.
Most people are happy to help, but they can't help if they don't know that you're actively job hunting.
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