Suggested Job Search Schedule
Sunday: Review and apply to help wanted’s online and/or in classifieds (If your local paper comes out on a different day, start this schedule from that day and change the below days accordingly…)
Monday: Call those ads that request a call and obtain directions/additional information for ads asking to apply in person
Tuesday: Apply in person, return calls of employers who called, attend any job development/training meetings, review job-seeking skills material online/participate in groups
Wednesday: Cold calls and practice interviewing, other job search skills training
Thursday: follow up calls with any outstanding employers, job service,. job search from the previous week
Friday: Networking – call friends and identify employers who are hiring. Call and follow up with Staffing agencies registered with.
Don’t forget to use other resources like checking jobs through the job service, trade journals, large area employers, Pennysaver type papers, and staffing agencies AT LEAST weekly.
Keep up on the latest industry news! If your job goals are a bit more modest - Work on your computer or other skills (one hour per day is a good goal). Here is a brief lists of great sites for self-improvement:
Job Search: http://www.jobsearchfortherestofus.com
Computer Basics: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/ComputerBasics or www.eldy.com
General Mind/Brain: http://www.lumosity.com
Keyboarding: http://www.nimblefingers.com/0_min.htm OR http://www.powertyping.com
Microsoft Office: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training-FX101782702.aspx
Languages: http://www.duolingo.com/ OR http://livemocha.com/
I'd love to hear from you! Let me know how you are doing or comment below...
Mary Sherwood, MS, CDMS, CCM
Professional, Rehab, & Occupational Services, LLC
Landline 302.644.1827 | Mobile: 410.444.1989 | Skype Mary E. Sherwood
Read another great article: how to job search with LinkedIn
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