As you review, engage, and expand your network have you revisited your alumni networks? Check your school’s alumni page for updates on local networking opportunities, update your info, and maybe look to see if there are any alumni in your area (assuming you left the immediate area). A few months ago I reconnected with the director of my master’s degree program and now I’m on a plane to return and speak to the current class on life after graduate school and law school.
While it is most likely not going to lead to a job it does bring back that old feeling of “I do have something to say” and while I’m currently unemployed my collective professional and educational experiences is worth something. The exercise of putting together the presentation reminded me of all the different areas where I have experience or could branch into. So, take yourself out of the box you might have narrowed yourself into and realize that you too have something to say.
Oh, and don’t forget to go to your alumni pages.