Having a strong network of contacts can make job candidates more appealing to employers, Alexandra Levit writes in a Wall Street Journal commentary. Successful job hunters also actively manage their contact with a firm and are good at following up. "Finally, nothing takes the place of demonstrating excitement about every firm you approach, and this enthusiasm should be expressed to everyone from the relative who is a company alum to the receptionist who greets you in the lobby," she wrote.

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