Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Talk to family, friends, and acquaintances about your job search Imagine that you’re looking for a job, and a position comes available where your friend, John, works. If John is a good employee and he recommends you, his employer will likely consider hiring you. Most employers would rather hire someone that’s been recommended by someone they know than sort through applications, interview applicants, and then hire a stranger. This is why most jobs never get posted or advertised. Who are the people in your network?  Your family members and their friends  Your friends and their family members  Neighbors, teachers, counselors, coaches  People you know from school, sports teams, church, and extracurricular activities How to use your network Create a list of the people in your network and let them know that you’re looking for a job. You might even provide some with a copy of your resume. Most people enjoy helping someone they like, so don’t be shy about asking for assistance. Networking is the best way to find a job! Step 2 – Network