One of the most baffling things about job search is that we are not trained for it. If you’re new to the job market, you don’t really know the process. If you’ve job searched before, things have probably changed a lot since the last time you were looking for a job.Carrie Krueger goes on to list the key ways the search has changed.
One key that I would add to her listing: you are not alone in your search, you should not go alone on your search!
The network you build should do two things for you; help you spread the word on what you do and how you do it as well as provide some support for you in the process. Ja-Nae talked about vulnerability here recently. Recognizing that you need not go alone I think is key to your success.