Your most valuable asset is your network.
It’s not what you know or who you know, but who knows you.Susan Roanne
People know people. Everyone has played the Kevin Bacon game where everyone in the world is connected to Kevin Bacon in six degrees of separation. Who do you need to connect with? Each new person that knows you will exponentially increase the amount of resources and opportunities that are available to you. Leverage you network for what you need.
Make yourself professional and pleasant to be around. Provide value to those close to you. Build a reputation for who you are. Be honest and open with people so they can help you. The more people know about you the more they can connect with you.