e" repeatedly with contacts built up over time, including years of sourcing/cold call recruiting. At all points of those 20 years I found cold call recruiting envaluable to sustain a growing network list.
For the last 5 years it's been Defense Engineering and am working harder than ever building my network. Safety/security is in number of calls.....one's own efforts, as I can't count on anything else but that "list of names" Maureen sagely talks about and my efforts to contact every single one of them during the course of a day.
Just my two cents.