Look at all opportunities, even below your selfish radar.
Make a file of (and report on) Rejections
Typically, job counselors teach conventional methods of searching for a job, “…check in the paper, sign up for online job boards, send out your resumé.”
Statistics show that less than 7 percent of jobs are acquired using those conventional methods.
Successful job searches rely on relationships with living persons.
Here is a great poster from Classes and Careers , things to keep in mind at your interview:
After you have done an assessment and gather objective ideas about who you really are and what you want to do with your life (like get a job), the next step is to develop a consistant look on your resume, cover letter, blogs, facebook comments, Linked-In remarks and anywhere else you share the idea that you are looking for a new job.
For now, do an internet search on “personal brand” and you will find out in detail what is being suggested for building your own brand.
My approach to this blogging site is to learn how it works while using it. To that end, I do not expect many comments in these early weeks. Most of the potential comments will be from persons that have been sent by me anyway. They may comment about their own anxiety or ignorance. I hope I made it clear to them that this is an experimental place; anyone can contribute.