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
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
Download our complete job search guide
A CV already tells you a lot about the candidates' academic background and experience. Then, the various interviews give you a clearer idea of their talents, but only an assessment combining several steps (skills assessment interview, personality questionnaire and practical exercises) allows you to get the full picture.
The slowdown brought about by the COVID-19 health crisis may be an excellent time to renew your skills, thanks to the availability of online resources. Adecco offers a selection of online training courses for distance learning.