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Have a party to get the job search word out.

Throw a party for your friends and tell them you're looking for a new job. They may know about job openings before their HR departments place the job ads. Don't feel bad about asking for help; many companies offer employees bonuses for recommending candidates who are hired and prove to be excellent employees. That's a win-win for your friend and you.

Focus on the positive. Most people don't want to hear a l-o-n-g, drawn-out, down-on-your-luck sob story about the tough time you're having finding a job, and they certainly won't refer you to their friends' company for a job — unless they've been looking for a way to end that friendship.

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