Q: I am so shy it keeps me from networking, which I know is making my job search take longer. What can I do to get into the process?
A: Network by email. And via LinkedIn. These days, you needn’t go anywhere or even actually speak to anyone to get the networking process started. Then, consider improv classes to help you be more comfortable speaking by phone and in person. Even if you get lucky networking electronically, you still have to interview, and for that there is no substitute.