Career connections don’t mean anything if nobody realizes that you’re looking for a job. Don’t be afraid to tell people what you want. A major first step is letting people around you know about your plans: what you want to achieve, and how you’re getting there. We’re not talking about self-promoting Facebook posts, either (because nobody wants an oversharer). Rather, it’s about talking to friends, family, and acquaintances about what you’re up to. Who knows, your girlfriend’s uncle just might know someone who can help you get the proverbial foot in the door.