Do you have an elevator speech? If you are searching for a job, you should make it priority number one. An elevator speech is a brief 30 second to two minute speech that summarizes who you are and why you would be ideal person for a job. You should be able to use your elevator speech at all times, from a job interview to a conversation with someone in the little league stands that may be able to help you get a position.
Here's an example from careeronestop.org:
"Hi. My name is ____________.
I'm looking for ( a kind of job ) in ( an industry, field, or location ).
I really enjoy ( something about a past job or experience ).
I'm good at ( a certain job skill )."
After you’ve briefly stated these facts, you can ask for help or advice. For example:
"Do you have any advice for me?"
"Do you know anything about this company?"
"Do you know anyone who does know about ______________?"
"Can I use your name to contact them?"