Job search is also a project and it requires a perfect plan to execute in a proper way. There are many ways to conduct job search such as job boards, recruiters, and networking. Networking is the best way to conduct online job search over others. Below are the best ways to build your job search plan.
Get the information ready: Create your contact lists and materials ready with you. These tools may include LinkedIn profile, and elevator pitch/phone script. The last two optioned mentioned above will offer the summary of whom are you and how you are different from other profiles.
Find out the total time you spent on job search: If you are unemployed then you should spend 30-40 hours per week on your job search. If you are employed then you should spend 10-20 hours per week on your job search. These are the general guidelines to know that how much time you will spend towards you job search.
Schedule time for each task of job search: Allocate your time to search for jobs like spending some time on follow-ups, communication and submissions and some other time on networking and making new contacts. All these activities will make your resume visible to the recruiters, Job Boards, and Direct Contact through Networking. Networking is the best way to get a job. Most of the jobseekers spend maximum time on job boards which is considered as only 3-6% success rate. Most of the employers are using applicant tracking system to review the profiles in short time. Look for the niche job boards and spend only 50% of time on job boards to get speed results.
Track your job search: Set goals to succeed in job search. Modify your target plans as per the time and results you are getting for the applied positions. Keep track of where you’ve applied, when you applied, and the status of your submission.