20. Never give up
Don't leave any stone unturned. You just may find that a company that today passed you over in favor of another applicant may come back to you when that person leaves to move onto greener pastures. I never would have thought that could happen, but I have seen it happen twice in the past year.
Nutter is an IT executive in Kansas City. He is also one of the editors of Network World's IT Asked & Answered. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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