Looking for a new job but don’t have time to search daily? Well, we are here to share some insight on why you unfortunately need to put in the hours to find that job you are searching for. But don’t worry, we will help you work out how to do it and most importantly, why you should do it.
Job searching can be considered a numbers game, and you need to know how to play the game in order to get the role you really want. Lucky for you, we are here to teach you the rules.
Firstly, let’s talk about time. How do you find it and how to use it effectively? Let us break down the math in how much time it takes to apply to a role:
It can take upwards of an hour to apply just to one position. Since job searching is like a job in itself, you may need to carve an hour to two a day, every day to send out your applications, which may only be to one or two roles.
Consider job searching like a very important meeting you cannot miss. Yes, you may have to sacrifice a little personal down time, but in the long run, it will be worth it.
So there you have it – the time it takes to job search (through all the various avenues), along with the pre and post efforts you need to do with each application, and the actual application itself can be time consuming. This means, if you are limited for time, you will need extra days to apply to all the roles you truly want. By checking in daily for new positions means you have your finger on the pulse and will never miss an opportunity. So have your resume updated and laptop charged, it is time to make the hours job seeking count.
Hot professional tips: Most new roles are posted on Monday and Tuesday’s. December to February have the least job postings. New job openings are not always posted on job search engines so check social media and company websites for new roles.
If you need any assistance with your resume and/or interviews then check out our coaching services, we are here to help you maximise the limited time you have so you can get more out of each application and interview getting that job faster.
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