4 Time Management Tips for Getting Hired Faster (written by Career Expert, Pete Leibman)

Use your time efficiently during your job search, and you will get your next job faster.  Here are 4 quick tips on how to manage your time during the process:

1. Make appointments with yourself. Designate a specific time(s) of the day to devote to your job search. The earlier in the day, the better. Just like exercising in the morning, you can then feel good about having started your day in a productive manner, and you won’t have to worry about finding the energy for job searching later in the day (or after work if you are employed and looking to change jobs). During these “appointments,” make sure that 100% of your focus is on your job search; do not allow yourself to get distracted.

2. Designate a specific place for your job search efforts. In other words, don’t do it out of your bedroom or any other room in your house. Find a local coffee shop or library that you can go to only when doing tasks related to finding a job. A job search can be stressful, so keep your home peaceful and relaxing. This strategy will also eliminate many common distractions found in your home.

3. Develop a system. Like any great salesperson, a very effective job-seeker needs to develop a “system” for keeping track of their job-seeking efforts. Whether you want to be old-school and use index cards for each job opportunity, or whether you want to use a spreadsheet (i.e. Microsoft Excel) or some online method, the main objective is to have a system that works for you. Like great salespeople, the best job-seekers are very well-organized and detail-oriented.

4. Remember what’s most important. While it’s important to have a strong resume and an impressive LinkedIn profile, the majority of your time during your job search should be spent networking and researching job opportunities. In other words, don’t spend so much time trying to create a perfect paper/online resume that you end up sacrificing time that could have been used to get yourself in front of people who can hire you or refer you to someone who can.

Thanks for reading!

-Pete Leibman

President of Idealize Enterprises, LLC

President of BetterFitness BetterHealth, LLC

Learn about me at www.linkedin.com/in/peteleibman

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