There are many ways to find a job, and if you are in a tight job market, you should try all of them
. Begin by talking to everyone you know and telling them that you are looking for a job. Ask if they have any leads or suggestions. If they are willing, give them your business card to share with others. Connect with alumni from your school and people already working in your chosen industry to widen your network. Search online job boards by keyword for listings. Prepare a strong resume
, tailored to each job listing. Submit your resumes to the job openings that are the best match for your career goals and training. Don't randomly submit to any and all possibilities. It is better to target a dozen or so job openings on which you can focus your efforts. Attend job fairs and other events. Go prepared with a 30 second "elevator pitch" in which you can introduce yourself and what you do in an interesting and memorable way. Have copies of your resume with you. Meet employers and speak with them face to face, telling them you'd like to work for their company. Afterwards, send a thank you email. Build as many connections as you can, positively promoting yourself each time.