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Organize your job search

Are you starting a job search but you don’t know where to start? This article is made for you ! Adecco gives you advice on how to organize your job search.

Looking for a job can quickly look like the obstacle race. In order not to feel overwhelmed and demotivated, it is important to keep the focus on your goals and structure your job search. There is no miracle recipe, but a good organization will allow you to be more efficient and optimize your search time. Follow our advice for an optimized job search.

Manage your time wisely

As you know, looking for an active job requires several hours of work and is a full-time job. Good time management is essential, so that you don’t miss a great opportunity.

It is therefore important that you establish a routine and that you stick to it, to put luck on your side. It is more effective to work during the hours when you are usually more productive.

Block three hours each day for

  • Consult job offers
  • Save the publications that interest you
  • Apply for potential job offers
  • Follow your applications in a table

    It is not uncommon to see candidates applying accidentally twice to the same job offer. If you lose track of your application and inadvertently apply for the same job twice, you may be perceived as disorganized by the recruiters. To fix it, it's simple! Use a chart tracking all your job applications to avoid clumsiness.

    In this table you can include:

  • The Job title
  • The name of the company
  • His location
  • The link to the online offer
  • The date of application
  • The dates of reminders
  • The interview dates
  • The status of the application
  • Set daily goals for yourself

    Defining goals is very important in a job search. Whether you are a worker, at school or unemployed, the goals you set for your job search will vary.

    For example, someone who works full time during the job:

  • Apply to one job per day at least
  • Spend 30 minutes researching a prospective employer per day
  • Spend 30 minutes researching job tips or career advice per day
  • Spend 30 minutes reviewing your skills and experience
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