Friday, August 19, 2011

Time Management & The Job Search

At the end of the day, it can often feel like you spend SO MUCH TIME searching for work and didn't get much out of it at the end of the day.

One of the reasons I think this might be is: Maybe I'm not spending as much time as I think on the job search. People say that looking for a job is a full-time job, but I am not convinced that we're all treating it that way. 

I'm going to start making a record of the time I spend each day that is directly related to my job search. This includes cover letter writing, attending professional development events, updating professional networks, corresponding with people about jobs. 

I'm curious to see how much time I actually spend on the prowl for work. This might be a great way for me to assess what changes I need to make in how I'm spending my time in order to find a great job.

Does anyone know any good software or apps that can help with tracking this?


Michelle Parker said...

Keeping track is a great idea. One of my friends just graduated this past May, and her father is making her make a chart of every minute she spends.

Sorry though, I don't know of any apps or software. My friends dad bought her a big poster board.