Some recent college graduates say they're spending more time on social-networking sites such as Facebook and Linkedin to find jobs, especially since more recruiters and employers are using the sites to track down talent. "It's way easier to talk to people that way. It's less scary than cold calling people and saying 'I know you through this person,' " says one young job seeker. Career experts also advise job hunters to make face-to-face contact in their networking efforts.

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