There are multiple reasons why people stop looking for work. For your own security, never stop.
Here are some examples:
- Landed the dream job
- Enrolled in school or classes
- Found several good leads and want to wait to see what happens
- Had a super interview
- Have an interview lined up and only have time to prepare for that
- There's pending offer on the table
- Totally dissatisfied with current job
No matter where you are or what you are doing, carve out a piece of time weekly to pursue your next opportunity. That could be your next career step or it could be just fishing for something. Keep your lines in the water.
Looking could also mean continuing to meet new people, keeping your connections with recruiters, leaving your alerts on and active on the job boards, continuing to participate in groups and discussions.
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.