One of my favorite pieces of advice from our career coaches is to assemble your own board of directors during your job hunt or change. Turns out the Harvard Business Review is on the same page. In this article, they outline how to choose a diverse group of advisors--friends, colleagues, etc.--to consult with regularly. Your personal board can be used to help with connections, interview skills or even just to boost your spirits when noone is calling you back. And keep you personal board on duty even after you've found your new position, HBR says, for regular check-ins and feedback.
For more information on creating your own personal board of directors, visit the article here.