1 | Send your resume in the exact format requested by the employer.
2 | Follow up with a thank-you letter or e-mail.
3 | Try various keywords and different job search engines to get as many results as possible.
4 | If you’re currently employed, post your resume on a job site that has privacy options.
5 | Spend enough time proofreading your resume and targeting the appropriate employers.
6 | Check your e-mail daily and return phone calls promptly.
7 | Use search agents offered on job Web sites.
8 | Print out job descriptions to keep a record of where you’ve applied.
9 | Stay organized, and know when to send follow-up queries.
10 | Keep a positive attitude: Your next submission could land you that dream job.
Source: Adapted from the e-book How to Find the Perfect Job…in 30 Days or Less! by Paul Fontaine, 2002.