Don’t send out dozens of resumes a month (or week!). Instead, use that time to strategically connect with people who have shared interests. Set a weekly goal of meeting (in-person or virtually) with your personal connections to explore opportunities and share your story. And, of course, go above and beyond to express your gratitude for their time and expertise. Don’t fear networking… it’s THE MOST IMPORTANT ACTION THAT YOU CAN TAKE TO MOVE YOUR CAREER FORWARD.