4. 去当地的写字楼查询企业目录。写字楼大堂的企业指引目录通常标明各公司的房间号，中小企业和创业公司的名录也在其中。仔细研究他们的网站，启用谷歌快讯功能（Google alerts），及时跟踪目标公司的最新动向，这些都有可能引导你获得有关职位招聘的真实或潜在信息。
1. Search job boards by zip code. Many job sites, including CareerBuilder.com, Dice.com (for IT jobs), and RetirementJobs.com (for people over 50, whether "retired" or not), allow you to enter your target zip code and get a list of openings in the area. Even if nothing pops up right away that seems like a fit, this will give you a general idea of who's hiring near you.
2. Read regional business journals and community newspapers, with an eye toward identifying companies that seem to be growing (read: hiring). Staying on top of local news can often help you spot opportunities that aren't advertised anywhere.
3. Join the nearest Chamber of Commerce. These groups have a wealth of information about local businesses, often including contact information for key executives. Pinpoint a few that might interest you and develop a two-minute "elevator pitch" about what you could offer.
Then introduce yourself. "Target companies with needs that you can fill," says Mark Anderson, ExecuNet's president. "Analyze how your skills and experience could solve a specific problem or challenge they're facing."
4. Check out the directories in local office buildings. Those lists in the lobby showing suite numbers for different companies are a Who's Who of small-to-medium-sized employers and startups. Study each of their websites. Set up Google alerts to catch updates on their activities that might clue you in to actual or potential job openings.