“I just reached out to a few people I knew in the industry and asked if they knew anyone who was hiring.”
You recently got a new job. You're talking to a friend who asks how you found this job so quickly. You explain how it happened.
I just reached out to a few people I knew in the industry and asked if they knew anyone who was hiring.
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To "reach out to" someone means to contact them to ask for help or information.
My cousin is a real estate agent. I can reach out to him and ask if he's heard of any good deals in the area.
"Reach out to ___" sounds positive. People often use this phrase in business situations.
An "industry" is all of the companies and jobs that do something similar. Some examples of industries are:
- the legal industry
- the film industry
- the auto industry
If someone works in the same industry as you or the person you're speaking to, you can say that they're "in the industry":
People who aren't in the industry just don't understand how much work goes into it!
When a business is looking for employees to hire, you can say that they "are hiring":
A: Are you hiring?
B: Sorry, no. Not at the moment.