I've done my marketing internships exclusively in the luxury industry and graduated from a business school at the beginning of the year. Corporate job offers in the luxury/fashion industry are pretty scarce, and a career adviser from my school told me I'd better rely on networking to find a job, which means looking up names of alumni who work in the companies I'm interested in, calling them and setting a meeting, etc. Has anyone used this method to find a job? Is it effective? I've been advised not to say I'm looking for a job when I introduce myself and not to use it as the reason I want to meet people. But what should you tell people when you call them then?