Category: Time Management

Making the Most of the August Slowdown

Many job seekers notice a slowdown in openings, interviews, and hires during the warm weeks of August. Hiring managers and recruiters may be on vacation and it can feel like not much is happening. If you’ve noticed this, don’t let it discourage you and do not put your job search on hold. Read More

Making the Most of Each Day in Your Job Search

“I’ve lost my structure,” Shannon sighed. “When I was working, the day, the week, and the month had a built-in structure. There were activities I knew I had to complete, deadlines, and accountability.  Now the days are free-form. I’m not sure what to do next and I feel like I’m spinning my wheels.”   Two months into a job search, Shannon’s feelings are very common.

The work-world often makes it very easy to stay on track. Read More

The Answer to Job Boards?

A beta release of a new network of web sites is causing a buzz in the job search community.  It’s a new URL extension, .jobs.  Some have speculated it could wipe out the need for other job boards.

This new extension is backed by a large number of companies, and allows employers to post jobs and job seekers to search for jobs for free.  It has a pretty robust search feature allowing you to search by job, region or company.  For example: Read More