If you're in a job search, networking is vitally important to your success--that is something everyone should know.
What you may be missing is this: your network is much larger than you think it is.
Debbie reached out to someone who had come into her office for a temporary visit several years ago--and ended up with a job:
I would like to thank Peggy as I was able to get this job by following her advice and channeling my inner Peggy.
I knew I had to get my resume in front of a hiring manager. I decided to contact someone from a company who had audited a study at my office several years ago.
I sent an email to him asking if he remembered me. He forwarded my resume to two VPs at the company and two days later I was contacted by a company recruiter.
I had two phone interviews within about a week and a job offer two days later. I never had a face to face interview.
I don’t know if I would have thought to contact this acquaintance had it not been for Peggy’s coaching calls. The referral by an internal employee carried a lot of weight in my hire. Thank you for providing your service and great information.
The question for you is: Who have you forgotten about? Who can you contact?
Your network isn't simply the people you've worked with before--they are others within your company, outside of your company, social acquaintances, and so much more.
Debbie, I love that you 'channeled your inner Peggy'! I am so happy we were able to help. Best of luck to you!