Delve into social media to define your target companies.
Follow companies you are interested in joining to keep abreast of new projects, mergers or business news that could impact hiring plans.
Engage with leaders in your industry or specialist field.
Use social media to connect with industry leaders you would normally not have access to. Get involved with discussions and forums to raise your profile.
Know what’s happening now in your network.
Use tools such as Twitter to get instant updates on business news and events. Remember to tweet while at networking events, conferences or tradeshows using the relevant #hashtag to raise your profile with those businesses.
Let the news come to you.
Join relevant industry or specialism groups on LinkedIn or Communities on Google+ to connect with industry leaders and keep updated with business news. This is also a great please to find job opportunities.
Research your interviewer before the meeting.
Check all of their profiles to see work history, associated groups and interests; use this info to make a personal connection and strong impression in your interview.