Anyone you speak to could lead you to a job, so be ready with your job title.
When you become unemployed, even chance meetings become impromptu job interviews. New introductions usually include a “What do you do?” Friends usually ask, “How’s it going?” Please don’t throw these opportunities away. Give the other person a chance to be helpful, most people want to. But you have to help them help you. Let them know you’re unemployed and what job title you’re looking for. It should be just that short and sweet. Don’t whine and moan about how you got to this point, be upbeat. And be sure the job title makes sense and can be remembered by the other person. I found this out the hard way.