Get your name at the top of a Google search by writing a review of a book relevant to your field on Amazon.com.
Find the hiring manager's blog and comment on it in the interview. Write about your interests and professional aspirations, and when employers search your name, your blog will come up. Start your own blog today!
Think Outside the Box
Don't tie yourself to one industry or employer. Use your skills to explore various options.
When possible, follow up with a phone call to the hiring manager after you've submitted an application. Have questions prepared and ask if he/she has a few moments to talk with you about the position. Be prepared for an informal interview.
Follow up after every interview within 24 hours with a thank-you note.
When you post your resume to job boards, revisit the job boards frequently and make small changes to your resume; this will improve your resume's position in search results.
Diversify your online job search by identifying industry-specific job boards.
Take advantage of the databases available to you through the SCU Library. Use the business databases, Factiva and Hoover's, to conduct employer research to prepare for an interview. Hoover's is also an excellent resource to identify companies by industry in a given location.