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How to Navigate the Roadblocks on Your Job Search Road Trip

How to Navigate the Roadblocks on Your Job Search Road Trip
From Recruiter - March 10, 2017

What do a job search and a road trip have in common? A few things: Doing a little research beforehand will shorten their durations, they both sound much more fun than they actually are, and no matter what, both journeys will contain unexpected roadblocks.

While we cant help you answer your burning road trip questions (sorry for the tease!), we can offer you advice on getting past the top four job search roadblocks:

Roadblock 1: I Dont Have Time for My Job Search

Embarking on a job search is stressful, especially if you are juggling a full-time job while beginning your search for a new one. Most of your days are jam packed with professional and personal responsibilities already. How are you supposed to find the time for a job search?

Solution:

Make time. Okay, that doesnt sound very helpful. Whether you are working as you search for a job or not, schedule a time every day to sit down and work on your job search. It can be only 30 minutes if thats all you have, but making time consistently will impact the length of your job search tremendously. You can also save time by choosing the top two or three job search boards for your industry and sticking to those when browsing.

Roadblock 2: Did I Apply for This One Already?

You have committed to your job search and are applying consistently to every interesting job opportunity that comes into sight. But waitis that the job you spent 20 minutes applying for yesterday? With jobs getting reposted on multiple boards and channels, plus the easy one-click apply methods, it can be hard to keep track of your progress

Solution:

Get organized. It doesnt have to be anything fancy, but find a way to stay organized that works for you. A spreadsheet, a notebook dedicated to your job search, or a job search dashboard like JobHero are all helpful organizational tools. Log each application and its progress so you dont waste valuable time.

Roadblock 3: I Apply for Tons of Jobs and Rarely Hear Back



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