With the recent layoffs I ask candidates what they are doing to find a new opportunity and I continually hear the same responses. I have my resume posted on several job boards and I check the job boards every day for new postings and if I see a new one I send in my resume. To some this may seem like hard work but in doing those things a candidate is scratching the surface of the job market. Finding a job is a full time job and it is hard work. The items mentioned are simply the first steps in the process.
In addition, a job seeker should also take a look at their own credentials and determine what will make them stand out from all the rest of the job seekers. Then the job seeker should make a list of all of the contacts they have and start a telephone marathon to get their credentials in front of individuals in order to find the hidden jobs that are not posted. Yes, it is hard work and the harder you work the luckier you will be.