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Networks in the Economy
Networks in the economy

Recent college graduates are fond of saying that they have joined the “real world” after their four (or more) years of higher education. Getting a job is a central part of joining this real world, and one obtains such a job after being “on the job market.” College seniors learn the art of the résumé, attend job fairs, and scan online job postings looking for openings that suit them. The job market is discussed almost as if it were a distinct place where employers can meet up with unemployed college graduates whom they have never before met and hire the ones they need and like. Indeed, corporate employers often set up brief meetings with graduating college seniors to ...

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