I'm feeling that the time is come for me to move on in my career. Lately I've showed up for work and they've had absolutely nothing for me to do so I get to sit around posting way too many threads on forums. The other catalyst to this was a conversation I had with my boss a few weeks ago. I mentioned that I've been here 2.5 years and have been asked to take on extra job responsibilities in that time. I haven't had any raises in that time and asked for a raise. Didn't specify a particular ammount, just raised the general idea. I was told that my raise was the fact that I'm still employed and that there are hundreds of people out there who could do my job. Needless to say, this pissed me off and I very nearly walked out right then and there, but then I realized that I had no where else to go. So, I'm back on the job market. I'm an IT guy so I updated my resume and carpet bombed Dice, Careerbuilder and a few local sites as well. I looked at the county and city web sites and poked around at the sites for the local hospital and a few local companies. A friend of mine told me I needed to apply with her company so I did, but she claims she doesn't know any hiring managers or anyone in the IT department I can talk to about a job. I'm not good about sitting on my hands and just hoping people call me. I like to be proactive about things. Anyone have some good general or non-general job hunting tips?