- Developing a Portfolio of Value
- Build a Relationship with a Specialty Recruiter
- Develop an Incisive Rsum
- Practice Good Skills in Your Verbal and Written Correspondence
- Develop a Personal Brand
- Know How To Present Yourself
- Take Advantage of Business and Social Networks
- Network Actively
- Reconsider Posting on Job Boards
- Keep Up Your Training and/or Certifications
- Put Your Thanks in Writing
Know How To Present Yourself
Before you arrive for an interview, research that target employer. You won't find the financial figures online for smaller, privately held companies. But you'll be able to learn about the company by way of its website, press releases, and articlesand by the industry company it keeps.
Don't arrive empty-handed. More important than knowing everything there is to know about your target company is your ability to articulate who you are, what you do, and why you're interviewing there. Know what you want in a new job. Be able to articulate how your past accomplishments align well with the needs of your prospective new employer. Ask questions that focus on both business and technology.