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How to build your job search calendar
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Today I’ll be sharing how you can build your job search calendar and stay accountable in your search.
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How to Create Your Job Search Calendar
Staying accountable on your job search without burning out is hard.
I’ve struggled with this myself.
One way I’ve coped with this is creating a sustainable job search schedule.
Obviously everyone’s job search and time commitments are different. Some may have all the time in the world, while others have a full-time job and family comittments.
So do what works for YOU.
That said… I’ll go through a schedule that works for me and my clients (and may work for you).
Activity breakdown (7 days):
1 hour of networking messages (2 days per week)
1 hour of applying (3 days per week)
1 hour of networking calls (1 day per week)
Monday: 1 hour of networking DMs
Tuesday: 1 hour of applications
Wednesday: 1 hour of networking DMs
Thursday: 1 hour of applications
Friday: 1 hour of applications
Sunday: 1 hour of networking calls
Can’t do 1 hour a day?
Try 30 minutes.
I’m a big advocate of at least 5 hours a week (if possible) on your job search. The most important part is spending your time on high return on investment activities.
Networking, targeted applications, interview practice etc.
But how do you stay accountable to your schedule?
3 ways to stay accountable:
Get an accountability partner - ideally someone else job searching
Create a weekly accountability checklist - activities you need to complete each week
Create ‘must-do’s’ and ‘nice to have’s’ - this way you can prioritize key activities even in a busy week
What else have you tried to stay accountable?
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