If the idea of looking for a better job than you currently have is something that’s been on your mind lately, then this post with job hunt tips is definitely for you. The list of suggestions is, of course, also something you should apply if you’re not currently employed and you’re searching for a job from the position of someone who doesn’t have one. But for people striving to find a job while also employed, the pressure to do this after hours and to keep your endeavor still private from your current employer can be quite a lot. This is why your job hunt schedule should be based on a good plan, so that the double pressure doesn’t become too much, and so that you can maximize your chances to win. Here’s how, broken into a job search to do list for each working day.
The Ultimate Job Search To Do List
1. Early morning (when you wake up)
Wake up 15 minutes earlier than you usually do and use this time to check out new job listings or entries while having your morning coffee. This is will be good for you especially if you were previously one of those people who preferred to sleep in as late as possible and just jump into their work clothes and out the door, with barely the time for brushing your teeth before heading out. It’s better to have a little ‘me’ time before going, and if you use it as the beginning of your job hunt schedule, then it’s all the better.
2. During your lunch break (12 PM or whenever you take it)
Reach out to any contact of yours about the possibility of a job in the organization they work for, or simply around their closer network. We know you’re probably tired of hearing about ‘networking’ and that it’s probably a term much too used these days, but the reality is that this is how most people who landed better jobs have managed to do so. There can be no authentic job hunt list without this very necessary networking step.
Also use your lunch break to apply to jobs by yourself if you think some of them are exactly what you’re looking for. Needless to say, you should do all of this from your personal laptop or tablet if you are at work; your employer wouldn’t look at it kindly if you were to do all this job hunting from the company’s computers.
3. In your afternoon break (post 3 PM)
Whenever you find another free 15 minutes, use them to follow up on emails and chats which have opened up with your networking requests. If you allow too many emails to clutter up in your inbox, you’ll never manage to answer them all in time, or in a thoughtful enough manner. Your network of contacts needs grooming, as well as any response and email you get from a recruiting officer.
4. After hours (post 5 or 6 PM)
Before you head out to your usual relaxation time, use another 15 minutes to apply to more jobs, or send out documents requested by your networking contacts or recruiting officers. These may include things such as a CV, a detailed account of what you are doing at your current job, or even school transcripts.
5. Before the end of the day (9 or 10 PM)
Don’t go to sleep just yet; we’re sure you can spare another 15 minutes for doing whatever else you haven’t managed to do during the day yet, like updating your resume or improving that cover letter you need to convince your future employers you’re the one they are looking for. You can use the more relaxed time before going to bed for precisely these small work-up, without getting fully back into the motion: don’t check emails or job announcements just yet. There will be plenty of time for that in the morning of the next day, when you get started with your job hunt schedule once again. We wish you good luck!
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