Networking is a key part of job searching. It’s also a really hard part of job searching! It can be awkward, and it is often difficult to find a place to start. One option is to seek out community groups that offer networking events for free. Religious organizations, professional groups, and social organizations can all offer this type of resource.
For instance, Jewish Family Services (a United Way organization) offers a variety of career resources for free. All services are open to all!