We put together a resume and cover letter, drop it off or email it out and then wait…and wait…and wait some more. It’s like we are standing there, hat in hand, saying “Please like me.” Every phone call not received and every resume sent off with no response feels like a direct hit to our self esteem. Did you know that the number one source of that new job is from the people that probably already like you? Until today, the last statistic I read was 58%, but according to U.S. News and World Report/Money more than 70% of people land their job through networking – or people in our established network of friends, family, and acquaintances. Either way, both percentages confirm that NETWORKING is far and away the #1 source of a job – and, therefore, the number one place to focus your attention and energy. GCF/Learn Free.org, one of the great employment resources you can access on “The Work Up” page of WACareerPaths.com, writes, “A willingness to network and build connections will be the single most useful tool in your job search. Networking is considered to be the most effective way to find a job, but every person will need to build his or her own network differently.” Learn the WHAT, WHY, and HOW of building your unique network to get the word out and let people know that you are looking and your new job just might find you!