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Networking for a Job
Joan wants to go college for culinary arts. First, she wants to work as a cook. She looks for a job as a line cook. She tells her friends and neighbors about her job hunt. One of them may know of a job for her.
Joan does some research online. She finds a list of local restaurants. A few are close to her home. She goes to each place and talks to the employers. She also searches for job openings online and fills out several job applications.
There is a job fair at the local workforce center. Several local restaurants are doing on-site interviews. She goes to the job fair. Three employers interview her there.
One afternoon, Joan meets her friend Gwen for coffee. Joan tells her about what she has done to find a job. “You have been networking! Talking to people and looking for jobs has worked well for you. So far, you have two job offers. That’s great!” exclaims Gwen.