Originally Posted by LtL
Leverage every contact that you have. The hardest part in getting a job is making an impression and standing out in a sea of online applications and CVs. Use people that you know to network and hook you up with opportunities, meetings, interviews, anything. That foot in the door will make the difference. Good luck.
That is excellent advice Al. That's how I got where I am now. A friend worked at one place, got me an interview and put in a good word. Made a bunch of friends at that place and with other similar companies, and was able to start up my own consulting firm 6 years later. Even in the digital age, it's all who you know.