Join or start an open source project related to something you would like to do professionally. If you're not busy at work, just work on that instead. After a few months, you'll have something on your resume that sounds good, it'll be attractive to hiring managers that you're doing projects outside of work, and you might be able to make some connections that could result in job leads.
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6/8/12 at 10:01pm