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Outplacement: Creating a Job Search Strategy

It is no secret that job hunting can be one of the most stressful events in life. There is no way around this, however, good preparation and focus will help ease the pressure associated with job hunting.

Here are a few words of wisdom that may help…

You are not alone…At any one time, there are millions of people who are unemployed and looking for work or those who are employed and are looking for other opportunities.

Brooding, although common, will get you nowhere. So use some of that energy to focus on your search for a new job.

A successful job search requires organization and effort. You cannot simply start calling search firms about jobs. Planning and organization are critical to job search success.

It’s not effective to set a goal that :I will apply to some jobs this week.” Instead use quantifiable metrics to set your goals and mark your success, such as “I will apply to 10 jobs this week, including reaching out to hiring managers at those companies.”

Looking for work is hard work! It takes time and energy to be successful. The hardest part is getting started and establishing a routine. Once you get the momentum into your search, you will want to keep moving forward. Remember, everything you do today, takes 60-90 days to come to fruition. You now have a job looking for a job!