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Why You Must Dedicate the Proper Time and Effort to Your Job Hunt

If you were working at a full-time or part-time job, most likely you would go to work every day and consistently show up on time. Searching for a job requires the same effort. To be successful, you must dedicate a certain amount of time solely to the
purpose of the job hunt.

If you are unemployed: Dedicate a minimum of eight hours a day to your jobhunting activities. This can be spent in a variety of ways from doing research, to networking, to improving your resume. Practice counts as well. Think about it, a football team will practice an entire week to play just one, three-hour game. You need to put that kind of effort into your job search.

If you are employed or a student: Devote at least two to three hours a day. If you cannot afford to do that, then schedule two or three days out of the week, when you can spend that amount of time. Treat job hunting, in this case, like a part-time job. I understand you might think this is difficult. But if you don’t take job hunting seriously, you will not get the job you want, in the time frame you desire. After all, your competition is taking it very seriously!

When you treat your job search like a job, you will have a higher self-esteem, be more productive and will convey a more positive image. Ultimately, treating your job hunt like a job will directly contribute to the success you achieve and the level of your morale throughout the process.

Focus on What You Can Control

In life, as well as in job hunting, there are many things we can’t control. We can’t control things such as the economy, politics, taxes, and whether or not the country is at war. However, there are many things we can control. We can control aspects such as:

  • Diet.
  • Exercise.
  • Attitude.
  • Organization.
  • Focus.

When you focus on those things that you can control somehow the things you can’t control become less cumbersome. I know when I eat right, exercise regularly, properly focus my energies, and organize, I have a much more positive attitude about myself. Plus, I am much more productive.

Focusing on those areas you can control will help you immensely. It will give you a sense of accomplishment every day. If you would like some further resources on personal enrichment, there are many programs as well as books that can help. Robin SharmaSubroto Bagchi, and Napoleon Hill are three individuals whose advice over the years has had a very positive influence on my life. Each one of them has a variety of products and services that can motivate you in the areas you can control.

Sonal Aurora is director and co-founder of Top Placement Consultants India. Perfman HR is a premier HR Consulting & Recruitment Company Founded in Mumbai, India. We are an inventive and dynamic Human Resource Company specializing in Executive Search, Performance Management, Assessments, Recruitments, Training, Learning & HR Solutions.

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One Response to “Why You Must Dedicate the Proper Time and Effort to Your Job Hunt”

  1. Truly inspiring blog for job hunters.Besides it boosts confidence and motivation.

    Posted by Ravishankar | November 29, 2011, 3:16 pm

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