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Planning the Job Hunt

Finding a good job is usually a “numbers game” – the more effort you put into it and the more people you contact, the more quality opportunities you will uncover.
Like any major effort, planning is essential for a good job hunt. If you are organised and use your time efficiently, then you will contact more people and find more opportunities.
Plan the time you need to find a job into your schedule and set yourself targets. Treat finding a good new job as a job or project in its own right, putting as much effort into it as you would expect to put into your job.

Think about it this way – a job in your chosen sector might take you, for example, 50 applications to find. If you make 5 applications a month, it will take you 10 months to find a good job. If you make 20 applications a week, it will take less than a month. Hard work pays off quickly.

Like any major effort, planning is essential for a good job hunt. If you are organised and use your time efficiently, then you will contact more people and find more opportunities.

Plan the time you need to find a job into your schedule and set yourself targets. Treat finding a good new job as a job or project in its own right, putting as much effort into it as you would expect to put into your job.

Think about it this way – a job in your chosen sector might take you, for example, 50 applications to find. If you make 5 applications a month, it will take you 10 months to find a good job. If you make 20 applications a week, it will take less than a month. Hard work pays off quickly.