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Oct122012

Help Me Find a Job: Focus, Persistance and Organization

Back in July we wrote a series of posts about the building blocks of successful job searches. It's become one of the most popular groups of posts on our site and we wanted to share snippets of each building block today, along with links to the full-length posts. Enjoy!

Increase your effectiveness by working from a written plan. This document must relate explicitly to your career goals and the specific elements you are seeking in your next job. Finish every day by compiling a list of activities to tackle the next morning. Celebrate whenever you successfully complete a milestone or empty your To-Do List. Read more about focus by clicking here.
 
Keep track of the jobs and companies you have applied to. Create an excel spreadsheet indicating date of application, follow-up action required, type of follow-up action. It’s also a form of visual reinforcement that you are putting in the work. Some companies take time to contact candidates, so this list keeps you on track. Read more about organization by clicking here.
  Keep the door open. Even if you get an initial rejection, ask for feedback. Learn what it was they were looking for that they didn’t see so that the next time you may be even more prepared. Also ask to know when they may be hiring again. Read more about persistance by clicking here.

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