The biggest challenge to getting a job is organizing your time, and your work.
As you are targeting various job boards and advertisements you need to keep your information organized. The specific areas do you need to get organized are:
- View your job search as a job in itself. To get the job that you want you will have to adjust your mind and see the work as a “job'. Set aside a specific time period to do the search. The best way to do this is to set aside weekly between 8 and 10 hours.
- Find many jobs to apply for. It is often hard to find the perfect job, by applying for many jobs, you are making sure you will find the best job. If you spread the time out over the week it gives you time to explore your options.
- Where is your passion. Many times we get stuck in the have to find a job mentality and find it frustrating. By asking yourself what you get excited about you are able to narrow down your search for a job. You need to find your passion because that is the motivation for doing the job.
- Track your search. Keep track of what sites you have visited, what ads you answered, the pay, the contact person in the ad. By doing this it may feel as if you are working slowly, but in the long run the collected information is invaluable when you get call backs for interviews.
Stay organized and focused!
Malka Maxwell lives on the East Coast of the United States with her children. How To Get Ahead With Resumes (revised) is her first published book.
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