Searching for a Job? Get the Most from Your Efforts

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Spend 15 minutes per day researching and contacting potential employers. Making a little headway each day can help prevent burning out from the long, arduous hours of job searching.

During the week, it’s understandable if your time is limited. Make the most of your time and limit your job search to 15 minutes. When you have more time to spend searching for jobs, take advantage of that time.

Visit the job boards each day to check for the newest posts, but don’t waste your time digging through positions you’ve already decided weren’t a good fit. Also, search specifically for companies you are familiar with and would like to work for.

Searching for a job is a breeze, right? Not so much. Even in a field with a lower unemployment rate, like information technology, it still takes a lot of time-consuming work to find a job. You have to fine-tune your resume, network, search for jobs and interview. Then you have wait to hear back, all while doing it all over again and again. According to Heather Huhman, writing for, on average, it can take employers more than 26 working days to fill a job opening, leaving you in job limbo for weeks on end.

So what can you do to make the process a little less painful and a little more efficient? In this slideshow, Huhman has identified five steps that can further aid your job search, especially if you're short on time.


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