In the past two months I’ve been randomly contacted by a number of head hunters hiring for positions both in Chicago and on the west coast. In a time when so many people are looking for jobs, some recruiters actually seem to be coming to me. I know that a number of friends in the industry with at least a little proven track record have been experiencing the same thing. One of the keys, it turns out, is to have your own blog and resume (cv) online. Check out this google hit that showed up on my site’s analytics yesterday, for example. “.pdf” and “Java” “chicago” CV
This particular person was in the UK (Chicago financial companies often use London based recruiting agencies). I’ve seen similar searches coming from networks of big companies that we all know.
So keep your resume online, keep it current, and blog.