1. Friends of your friends might not be your friends. Here is the relavant advice I just received from a friend of a friends – he has a good job at UN and I tell him I want to apply. “Well they have a careers search engine, it is called inspira”. Thanks mate.
2. Your own friends might not be your friends after all. When they hear I am depressed, instead of sending huge packages of French sardines and chocolate, they write emails like: airbnb-is-so-freaking-expensive-can-I-come-in May-and-spend-3-weeks-on-your-couch.