|Career & Work Life Matters
Vol 2, no.18
|When it comes to organizing your job search, it is essential to make informed choices about how you use your time. There’s a lot to do. It’s stressful. Don’t just jump in and hope that you will get where you want to go. Read this article for tips on how to allocate you time. Choose the activities that are more likely to get you the results you want. Begin today by downloading the free worksheet below.|
Are you Making an Informed Choice?
Are you frustrated because it seems like your career change or job search is going
nowhere? It’s not easy to stay motivated when you are not seeing results from your
efforts. There are always factors outside of your control.
But one thing that you can influence is how you spend your time.
Not all activities are equal when it comes to making the progress you want.
Of course there are no guarantees, but you can increase the probability of success by being selective in the approaches you choose.
Maximize your Effectiveness
The approaches used to fill openings are dynamic. Hiring practices change over time and vary with economic cycles and across industries. Are you up to date with current trends in your field? By being informed, you can increase your chances of success.
According to the 2011 Careerxroads Sources of Hire study, referrals accounted for more than a quarter of all external hires. These data highlight the role of existing employees as an important route to filling positions. You may feel frustrated by this information. After all, these potential opportunities remain “hidden.”
What does this mean for your job search? One thing you an do is allocate time to build connections with people already employed in the companies you want to work in. This will put you in a better position to find out about opportunities.
By knowing about trends, you can make choices about how you spend your time that strengthen your job search and move you closer to your goals.
Take the First Step
Download this free worksheet to help you take take the first step to allocating your time.
Make choices that will help you to reach your goals more quickly.
Share your comments or questions below.