3 Job Search Tips That Work
Searching for an internship, another job or even a new job can be a job in itself. Here are 3 easy job search tips that will make this process a lot easier.
1) Outline the days and times you plan to apply. Put applying for a job down on your do list as a requirement you have to meet. When you are searching for a job, you should follow the same type of schedule, to help you stay consistent. Treating your job search like a part-time hobby guarantees that it will take longer.
So, begin tomorrow by reporting to work and spending the day on tasks that lead to a job.
2) Download specific job apps to your phone and completely sign up with them online. This will allow you apply for jobs on your phone throughout the day. Applying for jobs is a numbers game. The more jobs you apply to better your chances are for winning, well in this case getting the job. Some companies open job boards and never check it. Some companies only check it one a month and when they do it’s a quick look through for the perfect candidate.
3) Be your own boss. Set expectations for what you need to accomplish, provide direction, and monitor your work.
Meet with yourself once each week to evaluate your performance. I recommend doing this by writing two reports. The first is a candid evaluation of what you accomplished during the previous week. The second is a description of your plans for the coming week. Your plans should include your goals, actions, and priorities.
Next, map out a realistic plan for the next week based on achievable goals. For example, you could set goals for the number of people you will call, the number of networking meetings you will attend, and the research you will conduct.
In the coming weeks, compare the results that you obtained during the previous week with the goals that you set. For example, if you planned to attend twelve networking meetings and you attended only two, you should a) explain why this happened and b) plan actions that will correct such a difference. You should also analyze why you missed your goal because this provides insights on what you need to do differently. For example, Your goal (e.g., of attending twelve networking meetings) may have been set too high. Or maybe there are things you can do that will make it easier to achieve your job search goals, such as car-pooling with a friend who is also looking for a job.
Finding a job is a full-time job. Work through it with a plan and the support of a good boss (yourself).
I wish you the best of success.
La'Shawn Chambers310 Posts
Part Owner of CampusLATELY/ blogger contributor. A graduate of Prairie View A&M University and proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.