It's Still Who You Know...

In the boom economy, job hunting is a way of life. Here's how to do it

Michael Kim, 27, a violinist turned first-year finance-and-information-management student, has gone high tech to get help in landing that perfect job after graduation from the business school at the University of Texas at Austin. He is using an online service called BranchOut--not to look at help-wanted ads but to network with other professionals in the world of finance who might be able to point him in the right direction. The website offers Kim a nationwide choice of 40,000 potential tipsters, organized by school, industry, company, geography and job function. Kim spent barely two hours tapping out 25 e-mails to outline his...

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