How Your Refrigerator Can Help Your Job Search

Alan De Back, author of "Get Hired in a Tough Market"

Career counselors constantly tell us that the best way to find a job is to use your network. More than 75 percent of job seekers find their next opportunity through their personal or professional networks. The problem is: How do you figure out who should be in your network and take your first steps towards building one?

Your refrigerator can help you build a network. You can identify who should be in your network and start building it by using the Refrigerator Exercise. The exercise is easy and painless and uses a household appliance that you probably use many times each day. Here's how it works: