I so want to share my belief on how important networking is in job searching. I've been a big fan of networking even before the Big Crash. The career experts state that the online job sites should be used as a fraction of one's job search. You have to include networking. But what does that mean to a novice?
Volunteer work, social organizations, attending church, friends, neighbors, let them know you're looking for a job and what type of work. It doesn't hurt to have a few resumes or cards with your online resume address printed so you can pass them on when asked.
Also, participate in volunteering around your area and help out at a church event. It gives you exposure to large groups of people while you're helping your community.
I have numerous stories of people finding a job through their efforts include myself and our teen.
In my case, I've been networking with Workplace Like Home, a virtual wate…