Instead of e-mailing out lots of resumes, focus on making phone calls to companies that could use your skills. If you do send resumes, consider using snail mail. Those resumes may have a better chance of standing out since not many are submitted that way, says recruiting specialist Dr. Tony Beshara, owner of Babich & Associates.
The IT job market isn't exactly thriving, but there are definitely encouraging signs of improvement, a welcome relief after many scary months in which sweeping layoffs in the tech industry made headlines. It seems appropriate to share some tips for those who might be seeking new IT opportunities. Our Ann All compiled this list of helpful job hunting tips for IT pros who are out there looking for new opportunities, or just for a paycheck. Every job can't be a dream job, after all. Be sure to check out Ann's post for even more advice.
Also be sure to check out our recent slideshows, based on research by Dice.com, about the hottest IT job skills and job markets in the U.S. And while you are at it, be sure to check out our own job board for openings in your area.