I read a great blog post on Career Hub about the importance of “putting yourself out there”.

This sounds like a very obvious comment and suggestion to make to job seekers, but most job seekers do not understand it. I get many calls from job seekers who are struggling and not getting interviews, and who have been out of work for a long time. When I question them about how they are looking for a job, they proceed to tell me about all the surfing they are doing on job boards and how many online resume submissions they have made. This is what I call “passive job search” and the results are minimal, at best.

To find a job, you need to “put yourself out there”, talk about the value you can bring to an organization, meet new people and “actively” look for work.

This is a great article to read on the topic. 

  http://www.careerhubblog.com/main/2008/10/you-have-to-put.html