Workforce Wednesday: Four steps to an easier job search

Looking for a new job can seem like an overwhelming process. But remember that most people have multiple careers throughout their life, so job-seeking is normal! If you take it one step at a time it’s much more manageable. Here are five easy steps to help your job search.

Step 1: Have a plan

What kind of work, schedule, and pay are you looking for? Write down your short-term goals and long-term goals. Long-term goals relate to your overall career aspirations, whereas short-term goals include things like sending a resume to two companies today.

Step 2: Treat your job search as a full time job

If you apply the same effort and time-commitment to your job search as you would an actual job, you’ll be much more successful. Apply for jobs in the morning and follow up on leads quickly.

Step 3: Don’t give up

You will hear “no” a lot. Don’t let it bother you — this is a normal part of job hunting. Learn from these experiences, and don’t take them personally.

Step 4: Take care of yourself

Recreation is actually an important part of your job search. To avoid getting too stressed that it affects your health, make sure you’re eating well and getting exercise. Take some time out every now and then to do something physical you enjoy.

These steps provide a good start to any job search. For more information, you can access our full Smart Start guide here.

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