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How to make time your friend

Finding a job can seem like a huge and overwhelming task. But managing your time effectively will help you to ‘work smart, not hard’ and assist you when you ultimately begin your job.

Write a job search plan

Write out everything you need to do and set yourself daily tasks with time allocated for each one. Make sure the plan you create is something you can easily stick to. It’s important to be realistic about what you can get done and allow for interruptions during your day.

Act like you’re in a full time job

It’s helpful to treat job seeking like it’s a full time job. Make time to work on your job search tasks and structure that time. 

Try not to be tempted to sleep in and get up late – set your alarm and get up as if you were going to work, have a shower and get dressed. Then concentrate on your job search tasks.

Keep reassessing and revising

If you’re not making it to the interview stage then it may be time to revisit your resume or get someone to have a look at it.

If you’ve been attending interviews but are not having any success, it’s worth contacting the employers after the interviews and politely asking for feedback. 

When you manage your time well, you’ll achieve more and this will help you to stay positive and motivated during the job search process.

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It’s helpful to treat job seeking like it’s a full time job. Make time to work on your job search tasks and structure that time.


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