Networking helps, especially when you do not directly know anyone at a target company. I have attended 4 of your meetings and at one of them a company representative and recruiter presented. I was already familiar with this company, but she also said some other things in the presentation that made me take notice and created more interest on my part. I spoke with the recruiter at your event and she followed up the next week and from there I went on several phone interviews and on site interview to a job offer. Up to this point I was spending a lot of time looking at potential companies and applying but had little success getting through to the recruiters. Thanks Career Connectors!