It can be a big scary world in which to secure a job. Contacting references, compiling a resume or portfolio, searching and traveling - it's a time-consuming process! Finding that job depends on your ability to network, and this involves building and maintaining relationships with a variety of people. Communicating clearly and effectively is necessary during this process, as well as taking the time to edit your resume and cover letter. You often have only a few moments to hold someone's attention so be sure that you are ready to do so!