Career Calling

February 21, 2012

Restarting a Stalled Job Search

Many American have suffered through long-term unemployment.  Their challenge is to find a way to restart their job search in the face of depressing market news. If you are one of these people, the first step is to stop listening to such news.  Focus on your career and what you need to do to get a job. Once you start looking for a job, don’t stop. 

Collect 5-10 postings for the kind of jobs you want to pursue, and then shape your resume so it speaks to the needs of those employers.  The next step is simple to say and hard to do: Start networking and applying to jobs until you get hired.  Don’t stop. 

Be realistic.  An average job search takes at least 3-6 months of persistent, concentrated activity.  Too many people kill their job search by starting and stopping (and stopping for longer and longer periods).  Stay focused on your goals.  Don’t stop.

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