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With computer skills, it's what you know. With finding a job, it's who you know.

Simply put: Networking works.

Join industry associations and job-search groups. Go to lunch with friends and former colleagues as well as the people they know. Prepare what's nicknamed "the elevator speech." That's a 30-second spiel where you highlight your skills and aspirations in case of a chance encounter with someone you'd like to work for. Memorize it so you sound conversational, not a finalist in a speed-talking competition.

"People don't get a job because they put their resume on a job board," says Holmes.

"It's all about networking. It only takes one person to mention your name" and put you on the path to a new job, she says.


 

 

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