Networking is knowing the right people, and using but not abusing those connections.
Networking is giving not just getting. It is also helping others help themselves.
Networking is asking for what you want, but offering to share what you have.
Networking is really listening, while trying to find a link that will benefit both sides.
Networking is lateral thinking, trying to find a "fit' in every situation.
Networking is being a creative thinker, finding a way to make a profitable connection.
Networking is joint venturing with others who can add value to you job search.
Networking is learning to build strategic alliances with others whose strength is your weakness.
Networking is being willing to share whom you know, whom they know, and what they can do to help you find that perfect job.

Thanks to
Dan Zaharia