I am constantly asked for advice on what characteristics employers are looking for in a candidate, how to nail an interview, land that dream job, and so on. Part of that is just our human nature; we all want a quick fix that will result in instant dramatic results. When we go to the doctor, we don't want to hear about changing our diet, exercising more, and finding ways to deal with our stress. "Don't you have a pill I can take, doc?"
Your career is the same way. In the end, every employer wants to hire a person with a track record of achievement and stability, who brings the needed skill set into the organization. But all that is really hard to obtain and takes a long time too. You guys just want a few quick tips, right? Maybe some secret, inside stuff that most people don't know about? Okay, you got it!