Career and Job Search Guide

Crate A Plan

Are you looking for a new job? You will probably begin your search by picking up the help-wanted section in the local newspaper or searching the web for jobs. However, you will be more successful if you develop a plan to find a job.

When looking for a job, keep these two facts in mind:

Job hunting takes time. Regardless of whether you are unemployed or working full time, you need to spend as much time as possible searching for a job. Read the suggested strategies for developing your own job-hunting schedule.

Successful Job hunters have goals and a schedule. You should set daily and weekly goals during your job search. For example, set aside time to look for a job and determine what you hope to achieve. If you decide to spend 2 hours on Monday conducting research at the library, your goal could be to identify 10 potential employers. On Tuesday, you could contact those companies as your goal. Push yourself during your job hunt, but do not be unrealistic.

Looking for more?

Learn more about important job-searching strategies such as networking, locating potential employers, browsing job websites, and preparing your resume.