JOB SEARCH TIP: Work “on your search”, not “in your search”.

30 Jul

Do you know the saying “you’re too far into the forest to see the trees?”

This can happen in the job search. You get so focused on all the tasks that you can’t see the trees.

You could be busy, but not productive.

At least every other week I recommend you stop and ask yourself the following questions, either on your own or with your coach:

  • What feedback have I received about my search? How can I build upon that feedback?
  • Has there been an “unexpected success”, where I got a positive advance that I wasn’t expecting?
  • If I received a rejection, what feedback did I receive?

Based on those questions, amend your job search plan using this method:

  • What will I START, where I begin something I haven’t done before?
  • What will I STOP, because doing that is not helpful to my search?
  • What will I CONTINUE to do that will help me advance my search?

This “start, stop, continue” exercise, done based on working “on” your search, can help align your efforts and keep you moving forward in your search.

It’s a new day. Let’s get started.

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