Create Your Network
A network is a valuable thing to have when job searching, so plan well and take the development of a good network seriously. Even if you don’t know any influential federal employees, you may have more connections than you think.
Start with Who You Know
Whether it’s in a spreadsheet, rolodex, or notebook, get yourself organized from the beginning by brainstorming who you already know and then tracking your network—how you know them, when you’ve reached out to them, and how you did it.
When networking with your friends, family, and contacts, remember: it’s not just those you know in government, but who they ...