Almost everyone has asked another person to suggest a good auto mechanic, a great restaurant for the best pizza, or a reliable plumber. This is networking in everyday clothes. Networking is basic: it is asking for suggestions, advice, and referrals. Networking in job search mode is mandatory, since the vast majority (60-70%) of new positions are secured through networking, and 100% of unadvertised jobs are uncovered exclusively through networking. So, make a list of everyone you know, determine how they may be able to help you, figure out exactly what you want to say to them, and start networking!