There are no guarantees.
There isn't anything that I can tell you, or anything that you can do that will guarantee you a better job, or even just a job. All of the advice on branding in various ways, networking, it's all about one thing: opportunities.
The better your brand, and the more visible you are, the more opportunities you will get. Whether someone finds you or a friend recommends you, these are just opportunities that you can try to take advantage of.
What you do from there is up to you.