How can I find a job in today's difficult job market?

There is no doubt that it is hard to find a job in today's competitive market. Downsizing and hard economic times have led to severe cutbacks in many sectors. Andrea Doven, a professional human resources expert, notes that finding a job today may be twice as hard as it was a few years ago, especially if you want full-time work. However, the same rules that applied in the past apply now: make yourself the best possible candidate for the job and you will eventually be hired.
You must get your professionally-written resume and cover letter in front of the hiring manager at as many companies as possible, and be prepared to look in unthought-of places as well as utilize your network of contacts. Unless you are very lucky, it will take weeks or months of hard work, but you can find a job, even in today's market, with the right strategies.