Your job search should involve your network, but it may be for reasons other than directly landing offers. Your network is an important tool that you should cultivate as you help others and others help you.
“My professional network has never led directly to a job opportunity…In fact, every job offer I’ve ever received has come about the old-fashioned way: by applying to a job posting. Which is odd…In any case, it does remind me of some other ways–short of landing job offers–that networking can come in handy throughout the job-search process. Here are a few of them.”
Read: Three surprising ways your network can help your job search at FastCompany