JOB SEARCH TIP: The curse of the aimless search.

3 Aug

There’s a joke about a man who was stopped for speeding. The police officer asked where he was going, and the man said: “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m making record time”.

I see many job seekers who don’t know where they’re going and making record time.

You want to have a plan:

~ It should include the jobs for which you feel best suited and will pay what you are worth.

~ Your plan should identify employers you believe are good places for you to work, based on research about their cultures and employee ratings.

~ And you know who you should be networking with and how people you know can introduce you to others you don’t know who can help advance your search.

In your desire to get a job you might feel like you need to apply for every job you see. You’ll likely end up wasting not only your time but that of the recruiters who will think: “why in the world did this person apply?”

Don’t be aimless—take charge of your plan and work your plan. Make adjustments as necessary. You’ll be glad you did.

There are training videos on the web site of my faith community and a handout. This content is free:


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