job searchWrite resumes, send thank you notes, research the company, network on LinkedIn, update Facebook privacy settings (again), pick an outfit, take some professional development classes … AHHHHH!!!!!

The job search to do list can be never ending. Instead of trying to do everything at once, try grouping similar items together and then assign each group to a specific day.

 

Take a look at this example-

Monday|Computer Day: Search job listings at targeted companies, make a list of potential positions, update professional social media platforms.

Tuesday|Resume Day: Customize and send resumes and cover letters for selected positions, complete on-line applications.

Wednesday|Interview Prep Day: Review websites, annual reports and media reports of companies who have scheduled interviews. Prepare interview outfit.

Thursday|Network Day: Look for new connections on LinkedIn, ask for virtual introductions, send new contacts an article/blog/or connection that would be of benefit to them, check industry associations event calendars and register for upcoming events of interest. Contact a past colleague and schedule a coffee or lunch meeting.

Friday|Professional Development Day: Take online classes, listen to past webinar recordings, read career blogs and newsletters.

Saturday|Catch-up Day: Finish any remaining items on to do list.

Sunday|Re-energize Day!

You can categorize and schedule the items in whatever way works best for you. Having a working plan and scheduling your task will help keep you organized, on track and focused on what needs to happen each day.

Contact me, Madelyn Mackie for help with your resume or job search.

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A big dreamer as well as a big do-er, Madelyn draws on her experience of successfully navigating three high-profile careers to provide the expert advice, encouragement, and step-by-step action plans you need to activate your career dreams.

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