The job market is crowded especially since employers and recruiters are turning to LinkedIn to find candidates so how to you leverage yourself ahead of your competition? One of the most important job search strategies you can use is LinkedIn since it is a professional network that has so many search capabilities. Be sure that your resume and portfolio stands out from the job searching crowd and show the hiring manager that you are a candidate who definitely should be selected for an interview by taking advantage of top keywords that are already being used in your resume. Remember, your resume should have a focus and be targeted to the positions you are applying for. If you are sending out your resume and cover letter, be certain to customize your cover letter so that it is specific and links your qualifications for the jobs you are applying. The decision-makers will be able to see why and how you are qualified for the position. Leverage your chances of getting an interview rather than sending a generic letter and resume.