III. Job-Search Maintenance
& Time Management
[Finding the Job Part I: General Advice]
[Finding the Job Part II: Job-Search Strategies]
[Finding the Job Part IV: Company Research]
Organization & Time
and executing priorities
Before you can make decisions about the best use of your time, you must be clear about
your goals. Good planning and a focus on your priorities will help you to feel in charge
of your life.
management is critical to job hunting
You have to manage your time creatively to conduct a successful job search. Time
management will give you greater control over your search and will boost the likelihood of
finding the right job faster.
isn't about anything but yourself
If you are motivated by rewards, develop your own systems to encourage
is key when job hunting online
Too much of a good thing? Career experts say the Internet, a boon for most job hunters,
can hinder some candidates.
What can I do in
the evening to speed up my job hunt?
Recharging your batteries is important to maintaining an effective search, but don't
forget the beneficial things you can do in the evening.
Keep track of your
job search efforts
Keeping complete records while you are looking for work helps you in several ways.
secret to finding a job
Here are 81 productive ways to spend your time while job hunting. None alone will result
in a job; but if you do many of them together, you will have fun, you will get yourself
moving, and you will get a job, too.
a successful job search
Starting and maintaining momentum in a job search takes both initiative and persistence.
Whether you are a full-time job seeker or you're trying to squeeze your campaign into the
moments between work and the kids' softball games, you'll have to get organized to
Search Guide: Managing your personal resources
Whether you are unemployed, working or in school during your job search, your search will
be more productive if it is well-planned.
To reduce the frustration and anxiety of a job search, you must know where youve
been. A tracking system will help you remember where youre going by providing a road
map of where youve been.
The best way to
organize your job search
This file-folder system will make your job hunting life much easier.
your contacts to shorten job search
You can find new work four to six weeks faster by pinpointing your interview targets in
to speed up your job search
If you view these seven steps as an integrated job-search program, you may find yourself
fielding offers sooner than you think.
steps that can shorten your search
If you want to stay organized and productive, consider taking these steps.
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How to protect your mental health during a job search.
Have an attitude
A successful job search is a matter of attitude. A positive attitude is the cause
of a successful job search, not the result.
How's your attitude?
What is the first thing to do in starting a job search? Unquestionably, the answer
is developing an enthusiastic, positive attitude.
Attitude counts during your
Searching for a job is tough, frustrating and time consuming. Weeks can drag into
months if you dont stay focused. However, the worst thing you can do is become
in a job search
Long-term unemployment is often emotionally and financially destructive. But any period of
unemployment can be debilitating if it isn't handled correctly.
positive attitude can help you land the job you want
In your job search, what you focus on is what you get. You can take charge in a positive
way and program what you want or abdicate to your automatic pilot. In the latter case, the
outcome might not be what you want.
Positive outlook is key element
of job search
Why, in a tight employment market, are you having so much trouble finding a job? Though it
is easy to point to insensitive hiring officers as barriers to employment, there may also
be another problem: you.
Maintaining a positive attitude during
Even for those very confident in their skills and marketability, the strains of a
protracted job search can be difficult to cope with.
Persistence and patience: Key
strategies for a successful job search
It is crucial that you be persistent and maintain a positive attitude for the
duration of your job search.
and perseverence are key to a search
One of the toughest parts about job hunting is hanging on until you reach the
Developing a little patience
during the job search
As a job seeker, your patience is truly tested. Understand the job-search process
takes time. Here are a few tips to help develop a little patience along the way.
your job search
If you're tired and discouraged, it helps to take a break and relax. After that, you can
concentrate on learning what you need to do at this point to land a new position.
to jump-start a stalled job-search campaign
If you are repeatedly running into rejection or indifference in the job
marketplace, your task is to change the perception of yourself to potential employers so
that you appear to be a good hiring bet, too. Here are some strategies to give
you an edge.
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Light a spark under
your job search
Many job hunters recognize at some point in their transitions that they aren't progressing
satisfactorily toward their goal. If this describes you, congratulations.
2,000 percent solutions for job
The way we go about finding a new position now actually hinders us, puts up road
block and stalls our progress in finding the right match between the individual and the
position. There are seven "stalls" that get in our way and give us an
excuse for not succeeding.
the agony of a lengthy job hunt
Job hunting can be frustrating and disappointing, but an especially long job search
can undermine your confidence and shred your emotions.
Shorten your next job search
If you're employed now, here are ten ways you can shorten a future job search.
Failure to manage stress can lengthen your job search as it shortens your life.
Here are ways to reduce stress and increase your ability to concentrate on finding the
the stress of looking for a job
How IT professionals (and other job seekers) can protect themselves from the
emotional fallout of a volatile job market.
You can't avoid the angst of job seeking, but with some fancy footwork (and a few
other strategies), you can reduce its debilitating impact.
checklist for job hunting
If you're a job seeker, you may be anxious from time to time. It's important to talk about
fear and find ways to deal with it.
Conquering fear in career
The top three fears we face constantly during transition include: fear of the
unknown; fear of failure or fear of success; and fear of rejection. Here are some
tips on conquering that unwanted fear.
What to do
if you dread job searching
Facilitating a career transition can be challenging, but here are some ways to make
it more manageable and less awful.
Getting back on track in the job
Many job seekers know when the job search stalls, self-doubt sets in, and they
become discouraged, accepting positions that pay less than what they previously earned.
But there is hope for job seekers whose search gets off track.
blocks can hurt your job search
A job search is difficult at best and becomes much more so if you allow self-erected
barriers to get in your way. There are three psychological blocks to beware of in the
Overcoming job hunting blues
Tips for discouraged job seekers.
Keeping yourself going during a
You're barely hanging on. You used to be a winner, but now you're not so sure. How
can you pull yourself out of this?
What to do if your job search drags on and on.
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The softer side
of search: Depression
Its important to be able to recognize depression in a job-search context.
There many things depressed job seekers can do to help themselves.
How do you deal with discouragement in that in-between time, during those days and weeks
of waiting and uncertainty, during that ambiguous span of time with no end point in view?
is key to your job search
If your self-esteem has been worn down by job hunting, don't despair. You
are about to start building a new, successful job-hunting image.
Job searching can be a long, slow, methodical process.
Dos and don'ts when
what you're doing isn't working
up your spirits in a long job search
Why do unemployment and job-market uncertainties bother some candidates while having
little effect on others?
motivated in your job search
Sticking to the plan while staying flexible is the key to survival.
ways to stay motivated in your job search
Directed toward those in sales but applicable to all job seekers.
optimistic during the job hunt
Recognizing that the job search is a long-term project rather than a sprint can
help buoy your spirits and keep you motivated.
Staying motivated in your job search
To find a great job while keeping your head above water, personally and
financially, is no easy feat. The only way to do it is to stay motivated, and here are a
Stay motivated to keep job search on track
Personal motivation is the driving force behind any search for
employment, and there are ways to enhance and strengthen it.
let procrastination slow your job search
Career coach Marty Nemko made a list of all his unsuccessful clients and the main reason
each of them failed. The most common reason: a tendency to
your career by overcoming procrastination
Procrastination, defined as needlessly postponing or delaying, can derail
career advancement or implementation of a job search campaign in even the most talented of
killing your job search?
For some people, procrastination is a major hurdle in their career success.
procrastination in your job search
Procrastination can derail a career change or job-search campaign for even
the most-talented professional.
101 excuses for
not getting a job
A good start toward stagnation, procrastination, irresponsibility, and all-out
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the job search
Here are a few wise tips for dealing with rejection or refusals in your job search.
rejection: Taking NO! for an answer
The first thing you have to understand is that while the rejection may be personal to you,
it is usually just a business decision.
It always hurts to get turned down, but don't let rejection slow you down.
is easy when it's your ally
In a job search, rejection shouldnt be an adversary, but an ally -- especially if
youre the one doing the rejecting.
When the offer
does not come
There is no worse feeling in your job search than finding out you didn't get the job. But
all is not lost! Before you start papering your walls with rejection letters, consider the
following "resurrection" ideas.
rejection in the job search
Fear of rejection shouldn't paralyze your job-search efforts. Allow the fear to
fuel your determination; make it your ally and learn from it. Here are eight tips on how
to do just that.
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