Networking is a great place to start in the job search.
[T]he key to networking isn't that you will connect with the person directly who may hire you, but connect with other people who will network for you!
Everyone feels uncomfortable with some aspect of networking, but it is an essential part to growing your career.
Knowing how to begin networking seems overwhelming but it’s easier than you might think.
[D]o not hesitate to ask folks for guidance, introductions or advice. More often than not, most are eager to help; the key is putting yourself out there and asking.
Look at it this way, if someone approached you and asked you for help would you be offended? Most people like to help others and are happy to do what they can.
Think about how you want to present yourself and what you will say. Make sure you ‘sell’ yourself and highlight your qualifications.