5 tips for managing your job search

Searching for a job can take a while, we’re here to tell you – it doesn’t have to! And for so many job searching can be stressful. So we’ve been chatting together as a team and come up with some tips for managing your job search. Our biggest piece of advice is to treat your job search like your to-do list. It’s easier to manage any task if it’s broken down into bitesize chunks.

Grab a coffee, a pen and paper. Lets attack this new week with a fresh approach. If you are still unsure where to start then I suggest taking it one step at a time and setting up a small and achievable to do list.

 

So, to do lists at the ready, here are our 5 Tips for managing your job search

1. Monday – Create a new CV or update your previous version. Ask a friend or family member to proof read this for you.

2. Tuesday – Create a cover letter that can be tailored to each job application.

3. Wednesday – Sign up to job websites, upload your CV and ensure you complete all details.

4. Thursday – Set up and save your job searches and sign up to job alerts.

5. Friday – Research local specialist recruiters and businesses in your area of work. Pick up the phone and introduce yourself.

 

Consider spending this week setting yourself up so you are ready to start applying for new roles then imagine how good that will feel. The groundwork has been laid and now it is time to start building the foundations of your job search. Literally by applying for new opportunities.

 

Come back next week for more tips on how to manage your job search. In the meantime you can read our tips on how to stand out amongst job applicants here.

Alternatively you can connect to the team on LinkedIn here where we share tips on a daily basis.