I’ve been networking for almost ten years; in that time, I’ve had 15 consulting ‘gigs’ and two ‘real’ jobs. One of the things I’ve tried to do is to facilitate other people’s searches. I have helped recruiters or hiring managers find candidates, or I’ve helped job seekers find openings that may not be advertised. I do not get paid for this, nor am I’m seeking compensation for this activity. I’ve discovered that via this facilitation of other people’s successes, opportunities do come my way, though its rarely a direct path.