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With all the contacts we have in Orange County and knowing people are scrambling for work, it only made sense for us to launch OCJobTalk.

And when I say “us”, it primarily means Justin Moore-Brown of BigHead Design and myself.

We are using Twitter to spread the word about this social network where you can speak directly to people who may be able to help you land that next gig.

You can find Justin on Twitter using @BigHeadAsian and I am @SteveAverill.

If you do not have an account at Twitter, open one up and start following us and we will direct you to OCJobTalk happenings and postings.

Be sure to follow @OCJobTalk as well.  That is the main Twitter account for the site.

Think of the best job you’ve ever had.

Chances are you didn’t find it on Monster or Craigslist or (egads) the newspaper.

No, you probably knew someone who knew someone who heard about an opening at XYZ, Inc.

And it was a great job, with benefits and good pay and the kind of work you enjoy doing.

According to Cornell University Career Services, statistics show that up to 80% of all jobs are unadvertised.

But why?

Because it’s all about trust and people like to hire from people they trust, even if it’s second, or third-hand.

According to corporate recruiters, two-thirds of job seekers will find jobs networking.

Use OCJobTalk as a resource center and view all of us and someone who could be a few steps away from your dream job.

Find out what companies we worked at and ask us about them. Friend someone who is in an unrelated career and see if they have any contacts you could call. Mix it up! Ask us anything, you never know where is might lead!