By now if you do not know that your job search success should be disciplined and goal oriented please stop reading this article right now and go do something else. In case you don’t have the goal of a job offer, you should not start your job search. When you don’t have a clear vision of the direction you are going, how will you get there?
When you have a clear goal, you are in the driver’s seat and able to choose the way to get there, you are running the show and in control of your own destiny. It’s like going on a trip, you choose your destination, and It is your decision how you get there, at what cost and how fast.
Goal setting for your job search albeit may seem overwhelming, is actually a simple enough process as long as you keep it logical, disciplined, realistically founded and focused.
Start by creating a “to do list” – simple, clear, and based on your own knowledge and understanding of the current job market. Don’t be afraid to include your friends and family as they as well may add a few ideas which you did not think of. Social Media, as well as lots of other sources may be found on the web today and provide you with unlimited information, as an example http://www.collinsmcnicholas.ie/ /jobseekers/job-seeking-tips/.
Once you have compiled your to do list make sure that each one has clear goals, objectives, timelines and a solid mechanism to measure the outcomes, so that you can make adjustments when and if required. Your list must be clear and easily interchangeable, after all in real life things are continuously changing so be ready at all times.
Bottom line – setup a daily schedule where you focus 100% of your attention on your job search. You can easily be distracted or discouraged. Distraction and discourage are dangerous…….they can and will kill your ultimate goal of a job offer very fast.