28 November 2021

3 Job-Search Strategies That Will Help You Succeed

1) Treat job hunting as if it were a full-time job, which it is. If you worked, you’d go to work at the same time every day (say, 8 a.m.), take an hour (or less) for lunch, and leave at the same time every day (like 5 pm). Every week, you’d work five days. And you’d strive extremely hard to achieve as much as possible because your job depended on it.

When you’re looking for work, you should stick to the same routine because your future depends on it.

If you approach your job hunt as if it were a part-time pastime, you can expect it to take longer.

So, the next day, report to work and spend the day working on chores that will lead to a job.

2) Treat job hunting as if it were a project. That implies you should create objectives, make plans, and keep track of your progress. All of the tools and talents you employed in your previous employment should be used in the effort of finding your next career.

As you can think, this is a significant undertaking. The sooner you finish it, the sooner you will be promoted to a new position.

3) Work for yourself. Set goals for yourself, give guidance and keep track of your progress.

Once a week, meet with yourself to assess your performance. I recommend writing two reports to do this. The first is a frank assessment of your previous week’s accomplishments. The second part is a description of your week’s plans. Your goals, actions, and priorities should all be included in your plans.

Write an appraisal of what you’ve done so far the first time you write these reports. Give examples of the outcomes of this work. And then compare the results to what you wanted.

After that, make a realistic plan for the coming week based on attainable objectives. Set targets for the number of individuals you’ll phone, the number of networking meetings you’ll attend, and the amount of research you’ll do, for example.

Compare the results from the previous week to the goals you established in the coming weeks. If you expected to attend twelve networking meetings but only attended two, you should a) explain why this happened and b) devise a strategy to fix the situation. You should also look into why you missed your target because this will reveal what you need to do differently in the future. Your target (attending twelve networking meetings, for example) may have been set too high. Perhaps there are things you can do to make your job hunt more manageable, such as carpooling with a buddy who is also looking for work.

Finding a job is a full-time job in and of itself. Make a plan and get the help of a good employer to get through it (yourself).

I wish you the best of luck in your endeavours.

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