How to Jump Start Your Job Search in One Week

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Thursday: Research Networking Opportunities

Don't rely solely on job boards and social media to discover the latest jobs within your industry, as some jobs don't ever make it online. Sometimes the best way to discover new job opportunities -- especially those that aren't advertised -- is through networking events.

Take some time out of your Thursday to research upcoming industry events and networking opportunities for the week or month and mark them on your calendar. These can easily be found on local industry-related websites, professional associations or organizations' web pages, or social media.

This takes all of 15 minutes and can help you form new professional relationships, learn about upcoming job opportunities, and give you a great opportunity to practice speaking about your background and skills.

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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