My last few positions came because I was in the right place at the right time, but I don't know that I want to rely just on luck this time. I'm also identifying companies to research and people to meet with. When I talk with someone, I want to be able to give them something with my contact information, so today I ordered networking business cards.
There were almost four dozen free designs to choose from. Since I don't have a job title or company name to use, some of them lent themselves to my purposes better than others. I scrolled through the pages of designs till I found just the right one, then input my personal information--name, home and email addresses, and phone numbers. After a few seconds lag time, each bit showed up on the screen so I could see what the finished product would look like. I proofed my typing several times, then hit the "order" button. The cards are free, but I had to pay the shipping costs. There were several options, depending on how soon I wanted the finished product. I also had to run through an online gauntlet of upsells and other offers before my order was complete.
Soon a small package will show up in my mailbox, and I'll be able to put a supply of cards in my wallet, my car, and anywhere else I think I might run into someone. Even after I don't need the cards for job networking, I'll be able to use them as an easy way of sharing my personal contact information. Much better than scribbling it on a scrap of paper!