Step 1 – Make a plan. Avoid wasting time thinking about what to do by creating a schedule that organizes your time for networking, researching companies and applying to jobs. Including specific goals such as ‘apply to 5 jobs this week’, or ‘make 10 cold calls a day’, will help keep you focused.
Step 2 – Save time, get on social media. Social media is a great time saver when you’re job searching. Following companies on Facebook or Twitter gives you up-to-date information and job postings all in one place. This means that you don’t have to waste time going to multiple websites to look for recent job postings.
Step 3 – Make good connections. Connect or reconnect with someone different every day. Connecting with people at information interviews, meetings, or even quick phone chats is a great way to find out about opportunities that you can’t find online.
Step 4 – Get out of your house. It’s easy to get distracted when you’re at home. Find a place where you can focus on your job search and spend time there, at least once a week.
Be persistent! Follow your plan and keep your New Year’s resolution job search productive and on track.
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