Networking never gets old. Studies show it’s how the majority of people find the employment opportunities that they have now. For some, networking never ceases to be intimidating. Which is fine and understanding. Introducing yourself over and over to strangers hoping to make a genuine connection isn’t always easy.
So practice with friends. Better yet, just start networking and plugging into your friends. Email, call, visit, have a wine night, whatever. Get in touch some way, somehow. You never know who might know someone who knows someone who knows someone looking for someone like you.
Friends are easy to chat up. They know you, you them. No ice breaker needed. You might be surprised where you find your next opportunity.