It's funny that all they tell you in school is to network. Talk to people. See who knows who but on the other hand if an employee tries and helps a friend get a job it is considered nepotism. Is it because you are networking with people you don't know and can't be classified as nepotism. I think that the whole networking idea is fake. I have friends that have very different jobs. They would never in a million years help me get a job. Then again they are not really my friends but rather than my boyfriends. Can anyone give any insight to this frustrating issue? Thanks!