Job Search January Challenge #20
The job search can be an endurance race. In addition to working to stay positive, it is important to maintain an approach in which you are engaged, passionate, honest, and persistent.
Approach each new opportunity with focus and optimism, even if you’ve been disappointed. If you start projecting pessimism, you won’t appear to be an ideal job candidate and your pessimism could become self-fulfilling prophecy.
Is Each Component of Your Search Polished and Perfected?
Analyze each aspect of your approach, from your resume to your networking to your job skills. Go back through each of the Job Search January 21-Day Challenges and consider which need improving. If you aren’t getting called to interviews, your cover letter and resume aren’t passing the test. If you’ve applied to all the positions on the job boards, are you also targeting your job search and setting up informational interviews? All of these components work together to create a successful job search.
Challenge #20: Create a Job Hunting System
In addition to polishing your job portfolio and your attitude, set up a strategy so that you are systematic about your job search. Create a calendar of your plan and include weekly or monthly quotas (how many leads/networking events/applications/informational interviews). Schedule your research, thank-you notes, follow-up contacts. Gain control of your job search through organization!