This article is a great example of how to get the job you want, not the one you feel you have to take. I’d add an example from our own Mr. Jeff Clark, who started ihiredjeffclark.com fresh out of college, with the goal of landing a marketing role in a hip, growing, internet-oriented firm in Boston. Seth Godin blogged him, fer the love of Pete. And we hired him… Dammit.
*Editors note: The Recruiting Animal makes a valid point in his comment (below) – he was first to blog on JC (no, the other one – I think the Pope blogged the other guy first). Seth G. picked up on him later that morning. His comment actually validates my point – the more visible & proactive you are, the greater chance you have of generating that (in)famous “buzz” around your candidacy.