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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 university education. Getting a job is a central part of joining this real world, and such jobs are obtained after being “on the job market.” College seniors learn the art of the resume, and scan newspapers, employment bulletins, and other publications looking for a job opening that suits them. The job market is discussed almost as if it were a distinct place where employers could meet up with unemployed college graduates whom they had never before met and hire the ones they needed and liked. Indeed, corporate employers often set up brief meetings with graduating college seniors ...

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