If your phone isn’t ringing, whatever you’re doing isn’t working…so fix it. How?
- If you wanted to lose weight, you would change your eating habits.
- If you wanted to really lose weight, you would change your eating habits and exercise.
- If you really, really wanted to lose weight, you would join a group and/or consult a professional.
In job search, how will you know what habits to change? How would you do less or more of something if you aren’t keeping accurate records of what you are doing and how much time you are spending?
A nutritionist would ask you to keep a food journal if you wanted to seek their services to lose weight. Therefore, keep a job search journal. Need one? Try this document. Download Productivity chart
It will ask you to track hours, number of pieces of correspondence and number of people you speak to. Simple. Track these numbers for 2-3 weeks. I am pretty sure you will be able to tell where you need to make some changes. Do less or more of whatever you are doing.
Exercise your brain.
This means learning as much as you can about job search techniques and tools. There are so many resources. Check out my sidebar because I have listed many of the ones I read and recommend.
Join A Group
If you need a group to keep you motivated or to share ideas with you are in luck, there are tons here in Rochester as well as around the country. Some meetings are live and others are virtual. Ask around, test drive some and find one that works for you. You can also check out online groups such as #JobHuntChat and #HFChat!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.