If you are in a job search, you probably feel overwhelmed. But do you ever wonder what you should do more of? There is such a thing as “burn out” in a job search? Just as you overworked yourself in your job, so can you over-work yourself in a job search. So I’m not suggesting you work harder. I’m proposing a solution to help you work smarter. You want to run a proactive job search. And you also want to apply your time and energy appropriately and focus on the activities with a higher rate of return. What does this mean you should do more of?
Among the key differences between job seekers who get interviewed and hired, and those who don’t is whether they’re proactive or reactive.
A proactive job search puts the job seeker in charge, is much less passive, less discouraging, and, even, less competitive – often MUCH less competitive. A reactive strategy puts job seekers at the mercy of whatever is posted and available where they are looking.
Clearly you want to be proactive. So, how does a proactive job search work?