Looking for a job can be hard work. Having a daily goal can help. Here are three suggested daily goals.
- Check your calendar and to-do list. Know when and where you have applied and set your dates out in your calendar to do follow ups with those perspective employers. Whether its an e-mail follow up on a submitted resume or sending a thank you note to someone you met or interviewed with.
- Check job search sites such as Monster, Ladders, Careerbuilder and others. Register to get daily alerts of job postings of your interest and area.
- Contact one person daily. Reach out to someone you've interviewed with, an old boss or a previous co-worker. Ask someone to meet for coffee. Ask what you can do to help them.
Set time aside every day to work on your job search. At a minimum, you should spend at least one hour a day focused on your job search, even if it has to be two half-hour sessions each day. Try to find a quiet place, free from distraction. For best results, schedule the same time every day. Building a good habit will pay off.
Stay positive - It can get very frustrating looking for a job. Stay positive and focused, if you let the search get to you, you will not be as effective as when you have a smile on your face.