Welcome back to our Get Hired job search blog series. Can you believe that today is day 16?
Question of the Day: How many jobs have you applied for this week?
Remember earlier in the blog series I suggested you set a target for how many jobs you wanted to apply for and record all interactions? As you set your target please be realistic and selective.
Job search tip #15: Don’t apply for every job you see.
You might be thinking that this strategy is illogical because the more applications you submit the greater your chances of being hired. You may be thinking to yourself “I need a job – any job”. Job hunting can be stressful. A successful job search has a lot of moving parts. Here are the reasons I believe that being selective and not applying for every job that you find out about is beneficial:
- A targeted job search yields better outcomes than desperation.
- Resumes and cover letters must be customized for each position.
- Being selective helps you manage your time more wisely.
- Being elective makes record keeping easier.
- Confidence increases when you are familiar with and competent in a particular industry.
- You deserve a job that you love!
Stay tuned for job search tip #16 tomorrow.
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Nicki Sanders, Chief Visionary Officer of The Teen Toolbox, is a Life Skills Expert who uses her Packaged For Success™ programs to help clients set goals for life and create a road map to reach those goals. Ms. Sanders is an experienced case manager, trainer, and administrator. She offers professional development training for both youth and adults. Ms. Sanders holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and has fifteen years of direct experience with a diverse array of clients in residential, school-based, and community based agencies.
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