How to Jump Start Your Job Search in One Week

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Wednesday: Reconnect with Old Connections

There's no telling which employers will ask for professional references, so it's better to be safe than sorry and reconnect with anyone who can vouch for various skills and capabilities. Before beginning your job search, reach out to past co-workers, managers, professors -- anyone you feel will have something valuable (and positive) to say about you to potential employers.

Set aside some time to reconnect with these people via email or a professional social network, like LinkedIn. Let them know that you're planning to begin your search and ask if it'd be okay to list them as a reference -- they'll appreciate the heads up.

Finding a job is hard work and requires unflagging dedication and determination. Unfortunately, the longer the process carries on, the more drained and exhausted we become. For most, the stress of not knowing when you'll finally land a position only adds to the mountain of pressure you're facing.

At times, you may become so overwhelmed that you wonder if you'll be able to continue the search and finally reach your goal. In those moments, it's important to take a step back, reevaluate your game plan, and focus on smaller wins in the longer process.

To help you regain your confidence and inch yourself closer toward landing your dream job, Heather Huhman, writing for Glassdoor, has identified steps that you can achieve every day this week to boost your hireability.

 

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