There are various ways to find prospective jobs, but networking through friends and acquaintances is usually the best method. If that’s not possible, find and contact companies directly. You may also engage the services of a headhunter, though be aware that the headhunter’s motivations aren’t always aligned with yours.
The interviews are the most important part of the job application process. There will be one or two screening interviews, usually done by phone, to ensure that you’re applying for the right job and that you are actually qualified. After the screening interviews, there are usually a series of on-site technical interviews that will ultimately determine whether or not a job offer comes your way. Be sure to dress appropriately for the interviews and turn off any electronic gadgets you might have with you.
During the interview process you’ll frequently interact with one of the company’s recruiters, especially if a job offer is made. Be sure to understand the recruiter’s role during this process.
When an offer is made, don’t accept it immediately. Give yourself time to consider it. Look over the offer and try to negotiate a better deal, as most offers aren’t fixed in stone, no matter what the recruiter says. After accepting a job offer, be sure to contact anyone else who has made you an offer and thank them for considering you.