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Spread your information-gathering net wide

8 dogmatic trains of thought that get in your way and how to derail them

Don’t confine your job search to a single marketplace. Take advantage of the full range of information sources. Browse online job portals (there are plenty to choose from) and classified ads. Trawl through trade directories and associations and use the contacts in your own network. You can also approach an employment agency and ask them to send you details of suitable vacancies on their books. Most importantly: Create a profile with LinkedIn or XING (only available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and register yourself as “looking for employment”.