"Here are Ten creative techniques for acing that interview and increasing your chances of landing that dream job."
Even though this article is focused on the job interview, think outside the box. These 10 traits are used throughout the job search.
Especially the first one, have a compelling story. Better yet, have atleast 3 to cover the most common questions you will hear during the job hunt.
The article covers all 10 ways, here are the first 5:
1. Have a compelling story
2. Study The Industry Well
3. Have A Professional Online Presence
4. Be punctual, presentable and well-organized
5. Manage stress
As you read the points consider that one never knows who you are having a conversation with which will lead to a referal and your dream job. As one of my mentors used to say, "Always act as if the person you are talking to may some day be deciding if they should hire you". Both in and out of any interview situation.