A vital key to finding the right job is to develop and maintain your personal and professional contact database. It’s said that each of us knows at least 250 people. These include friends, relatives, people we buy from, past employers and staff, fellow church members, etc. Many of these can identify potential job opportunities. One of the first things you must do when preparing to research the job marketplace is to create a career contact database. Start with your email address book and work from there, adding contacts not previously included. Write notes with each entry to draw upon before you begin putting together your job marketing campaign. Tomorrow I will show you how to use that database to your best advantage.