Finding a job without staffing, recruiting agencies

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Q. I am a technical professional in search of full-time job opportunities. I have been working with startups and nonprofit organizations. While I have garnered some level of experience, I feel confined and overlooked in the labor market. I am looking at opportunities within a company that respects their employees. I am curious how can I pursue a job search without using a professional staffing agency.

A. Since we are in the first quarter of 2014, you are in a desirable situation. I often see an increase in hiring in the first quarter of every year. Although you don’t mention the type of technical expertise, technical professionals generally are in demand. Not all professionals land new jobs through staffing organizations. Many get them by tapping professional networks.

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