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You're already networking (whether you know it or not!). The trick is to start networking purposefully. This step is vitally important since most job openings aren't advertised.

If you're not sure how to develop, increase, and participate effectively in your professional network, follow the steps in the Making Connections section of My Career Plan.

Resources to help you network purposefully

The Importance of Networking in a Job Search: a brief overview of the advantages of networking.

Volunteering May Help You Get Your Next Job: This short video posted by VolunteerMatch shows the many ways volunteering could help in your job search.