We all prefer to buy from someone we know and we also find it easier to trust the judgement of others when making a hiring decision. Start with Networking. Imagine you are an employer and you receive 100 applications for a role. One of those applicants was referred by someone you know. Think which application you are likely to pay attention to first. Using your network to find a job is easier than you think.
Networking may sound like a scary concept, but really it is what you do every day. It is talking to people and building relationships.