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I Blew the 1st Impression, Can I Try Again?

Dear Experts, I really blew it. I was at an event last night that my friends' company was hosting. I went up to a group of people she was talking to and she introduced everyone by their first name, but didn't mention their companies. We started talking about the economy and someone asked what I did. I just got laid off last month, so I went on to share how I had applied to tons of jobs recently, but hadn't heard a thing. I have to admit, I had a bit of an attitude when I said it. Afterward, I spoke with my friend and found out one of the guys in the group we were chatting with worked for one of the company's I applied to. What should I do? Do you think I can contact him? We didn't really talk much and now I'm worried he might think I'm 'damaged goods' because I sounded so desperate about the job search. Suggestions? Should I just write it off, or is there a way to make his 2nd impression of me better than the 1st? Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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