This last week was a great week of networking. Met with two executive recruiters and re-engaged with a former CEO of mine who now runs a VC firm. As it ends up, his VC group is funding a start-up here in Irvine, and I went through the interview process with the management team. Fingers crossed as I felt I did pretty good in the interviews and I really liked the team and feel like I could contribute.
You never know when your next networking outreach will result in a job opportunity. My friend is from Austin and very rarely invests in companies outside of Texas. I got lucky (if this goes through), but it does help to network even if you don’t think anything will come of it.