- Use web searches to find companies that are hiring and then use face-to-face networking to find contacts at these companies that can help you get the job.
- Target companies where you would like to work, use LinkedIn to identify people that work at those companies, and personally contact these people via phone call and/or email.
- Participate in active discussion boards and blog sites in the technical area where you are looking for a job, then personally contact people who comment favorably on your posts.
- Write a blog in your professional area. If you get noticed great, if not, you are building your personal brand and can talk about your blog at networking meetings and during job interviews.
If you have any questions about your career in IT, please email me at
eric@ManagerMechanics.com or find me on Twitter at @EricPBloom.
Until next time, work hard, work smart, and continue to grow.
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