When you’re out of work, looking for work should be a full-time job. Even so, refreshing and responding to posts on job boards is less effective than ever. So what do you do? Hannah Morgan at Career Sherpa has a suggestion: stop spending so much time on job boards and use that time to find interesting companies, introduce yourself and network with people inside those companies, and apply directly.

via Stop Chasing Jobs, Start Chasing Companies and Contacts.