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Creating a Job Search Strategy

If you plan to find a job sooner rather than later, and hope to succeed even in a struggling economy, you need a strategy for that success.  A job search without a strategy can quickly become random and non-productive. Applying scattershot for jobs, following up on leads without prioritizing, lacking goals and ways to measure progress often plunges a job seeker into frustration.  With a strategy, progress is planned and steady, and good results follow. Read More

Why You Need a Job Search Strategy

Job seekers often remark about the vast number of resumes they are sending out and the limited response.  Or, they tell me they go to many networking events yet they haven’t generated results.  The problem is that while sending out resumes or going to networking events is part of a job search, activity without a strategy will not generate success. Measuring a job search by number of resumes sent out or events attended leads to a false sense of productivity coupled with an increasing sense of frustration. Read More

Creating a Job Search Strategy for Success

Imagine trying to build a house without a blue print. You might have a great vision of what the end result will look like, but without a plan, your effort might be going into fruitless pursuit. It’s the same with a job search. A lot of people want to jump right in without a strategic plan that gets them to hired.  It’s tempting to just apply to as many jobs as possible, but unfocused efforts only lead to frustration and a prolonged job search. Read More

Beating Job Search Burnout

“I’m burned out,” Nerissa says. “I’m tired and out of ideas for finding a job. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong and I’m not sure what to do next.”   Job search burnout is all too common, especially with the average length of unemployment stretching beyond the six month mark.   Nerissa has been out of work 14 months and she, like many, is discouraged, worn out and unsure of her next steps. The solution is emotional care along with tactical steps to re-energize and re-ignite a stagnant job search. Read More