It has been said you can’t manage time. What you can control is HOW you spend your time during a job search! If I were to dispense just ONE piece of advice to job seekers it would be…
STOP SPENDING SO MUCH TIME ONLINE!
Does this chart below look like how you are spending your time in job search?
If so… continue reading because you need to make some serious changes.
Suggestions for Re-Structuring Your Job Search Time
This week, please, try really, really hard to re-structure how you are spending your time.
- Are you uncertain what activities you should be investing your time in? Read Structure Your Week and get ideas on how you can chunk one-hour increments of time on your calendar.
- You won’t find a job waiting for you in the closet. You have to meet people! This is article contains tips on how to network virtually.
- Celebrate your daily successes. If you wait until you land a job to recognize your achievements, you’ll have a difficult time running this marathon! Here’s help How To Stay Motivated During Job Search
Employed and Ready To Make a Change?
Perhaps you are employed. Please read How do you make time to job search? You will want to develop a plan and honestly, you will have to give up some of your free time to work on your search. I am sure this comes as no surprise.
Even More Ideas
In this Monday Motivation post, you’ll get some more ideas for how to spend your time, measure activities, and resources for building a list of target companies!
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.