1. ONE JOB AT A TIME. You should only work on one application at a time. You want to focus all of your attention until you press the submit button.
2. NO DISTRACTIONS! You want to work under the same restraints as if you were studying for a big test. No mistakes can be made on the materials you submit to employers. While your kids are outside playing or sleeping is a great time to start this process. You’re an active job seeker so you will have to block time on your schedule. Give a set time to your search. You cannot multitask your search with other obligations. It does not have to be a huge amount of time. We’re talking at least 10 hours a week. Those hours can be done together or spread apart. Just make sure it’s quality time.
3. READ THE DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY AND SEE WHAT YOU NEED TO SUBMIT FOR CONSIDERATION. Take the time to carefully read the job description and see if it aligns with your future career goals. If not, move on and find another position to consider. If so, move to #4.
4. GET YOUR MATERIALS TOGETHER. Make sure you have your documents in order. All jobs now call for a resume. However, other jobs may call for transcripts, cover letters, an employer application, etc. You should review these documents for clarity, errors, and accuracy before you submit. Take your eyes off of the materials for at least one hour and then perform your final review.
BONUS: If writing is not your strength, please ask someone with strong editing skills to review your documents. You want to avoid being the butt of an employer’s jokes because you misspelled words in your documents. Click here to see how The Career Society can help you.
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