At this time of year, I spend a lot of time with individuals planning and driving toward their next career and role. I believe they have a “secret” wish to be given the perfect contact who can give them the job of their dreams.
Yet the focus is backwards. Instead, think of who you need to become to be ready for someone else to put his or her reputation on the line for you. When you do, you increase the chances of having someone endorse you exponentially.
Who knows -you could land that dream job after all!