Searching for a Job? Get the Most from Your Efforts

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Use mobile. Think about the number of times per day you check your social media accounts on your phone. Consider installing job search applications on your phone and treat them as another way that you spend your free time.

Using your phone is one of the easiest ways to narrow down job opportunities. Many apps allow you to save job postings that appeal to you the most, so you can sit in front of your computer and complete multiple job applications at the same time.

Outside of apps like Glassdoor, LinkedIn, and Indeed, you can use your phone’s web browser to Google job postings on the go. You can also set up mobile alerts so you know about job postings as soon as they happen.

Setting aside the time to find a new job doesn’t have to be time-consuming and stressful. By making a little progress each day, you will have set yourself up for a quick, successful end to your job search.

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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