Focus on the Design and Execution of Your Search, Not Just the End Result
With the holidays over, it's time to score the present you really wanted - a new job. But rather than focus simply finding a job, you should set your mind on running an effective campaign. The reason: A well-designed and executed strategy will help you achieve your goal, and it's hard to control local market conditions or predict when the right opportunity will come along. Running an effective campaign lets you zero in on making your search more effective in the face of things beyond your influence. Your campaign should include these critical elements. Create Activity Set daily goals for contacting line managers, networking with colleagues and submitting your resume to prospective employers. Then use your data collection and analytical skills to see where you're getting the best return and make adjustments to your approach or strategy as necessary.