I have been a bit lax in handing out my resume. I am just not that great at networking (and I don't mean computers). Networking is important. Wherever people gather socially, a potential opportunity for employment exists. Part of my, somewhat passive, networking technique is to collect business cards (that reminds me, I need to write an email). I try to keep in contact with those people and foster a relationship with them whether business or personal. What I need to do is go through my list of cards and write each person describing my employment situation. Unfortuantely, most of these poeple are on the east coast. I am a mountain/southwest type so I would not be happy in "people soup".
I have filed for multiple jobs, set it to a few headhunters, and posted my resume to several sites.DiceMonsterCareerBuilderClearanceJobsFederalGovernmentJobsRayJobsArmy Civilian Personel OnlineNavy Civilian Human Resources
I have distributed resumes to JITC, NorthrupGrumman, Raytheon, Signal,
Locally, I search for tech jobs at SVEDF
. The Sierra Vista Economic Development Foundation promotes Sierra Vista to outside businesses, especially DoD related ones.
I need to set a specific goal of searching for jobs for a minimum of three hours each day. A systematic approach will turn over more stones than waiting for work to come to me. I see it as my job to find a job. To that end, I will complete the psychology of it by resolving to never search in my pajamas. Finding work takes work, and I will treat the task as my job and be professional about it.