Don't forget social media. Mention your job search on social networking sites and Twitter so folks know you are looking for a position. (DON'T do this, of course, if you are currently employed and don't want your employer to know!) Become a fan on your desired employer's Facebook page and/or its Twitter feed, and engage with the company there.
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.