Try temping! Consider an interim staffing to fill a temporary slot for work that needs to be done. Or temp with a company that interests you. Many of these options pay well and can lead to a permanent position.
2. Pay Attention to Small Details
Don't use a template cover letter- tailor each letter for each company. Be early for your interview. Send a thank-you note or email after the interview.
3. Go Directly to the Source
Figure out where you want to work, target that company- research them! Contact the hiring manager to discuss options and make yourself known. Target a company that you would love to work at, not because there are necessarily openings. And, if they have a career page online, fill out a profile and keep it updated.
4. Try Online Recruiters
Recruiters will help match you with jobs that meet your specific skills and needs. Not sure where to start? Sites such as recruiterlink.com, onlinerecruitersdirectory.com, searchfirm.com and i-recruit.com provide links to online headhunters for job seekers.
5. Utilize Video Resume
Video resumes are just one more way to stand out to employers. Intended as supplements to -- not replacements for -- traditional resumes, video resumes allow job seekers to showcase a little bit of their personalities and highlight one or two points of interest on their resumes.
6. Formal e-mails
Even if you're confirming your interview, it's important to be professional. Avoid writing in shorthand (no "thanx" or "2morrow"!). Emails should be clean and polished.