"Whom you know" is your network. You need to constantly tend to it so it will grow and flourish. As it does, so will your potential opportunities for career success.
You can network with anyone.
Anyone can have influence. That's the beauty of it.
Begin growing your network by making a list of everyone you know who might be able to help you in your job search.
Don't limit the list to people who are stationed at the same installation as you. As a member of the elite ID club card, you potentially have contacts all over the world. Think about all the places you have been stationed and all the people you have met along the way.
How about the people on your Christmas or holiday card list?
SOURCE: Adapted from Janet I. Farley, The Military Spouse's Complete Guide to Career Success (Impact Publications), pages 20-21. Copyright 2008. All rights reserved.