What School Forgot To Teach You About Job Search

If you’re stuck in an endless, frustrating job search that’s going nowhere, it might not be your fault. Changes are you were never taught how to conduct an effective job search. That’s because school teaches you everything EXCEPT how to get a job. (Stuck in a rut? Watch this video!) It’s time to get out of that job search rut. But you will have to educate yourself on how to find and land jobs effectively. What you need to do is have a proactive job search strategy. You can do that by investing in online courses, watching tutorials, reading blog posts like this, and so on. The key is to educate yourself as much as you can so you can learn more about high payoff activities so you can start incorporating them into your search. Every day, you need to make sure you’re doing high payoff activities. That means meeting the right people, targeting specific companies, and so on. Tweaking your resume every day is NOT a high payoff activity. Applying to a 100 jobs online each month is NOT a high payoff activity. Unfortunately, many of us don’t know any better because those are the activities we were TOLD we had to do in order to land a job. If you don’t take time to do this and understand where you need to change your strategy, you’re going to continue to waste your time by conducting an inefficient job search. Do you have time to do that? It’s one thing to say “I want a job.” That’s a goal. But it’s another thing to have a strategy, which will allow you to reach your goal, and the right tactics, which are the daily activities that make up your strategy. School didn’t teach you how to job search, so it’s up to you to take it into your own hands and get educated! Watch this free, 20-minute tutorial to understand exactly what you need to do in order to job search more effectively. WATCH NOW!


Related Posts:

4 Things Recruiters Are Looking For When They Search You Online 5 Tips For Staying Motivated During A FRUSTRATING Job Search Why You’re TERRIFIED To Find A New Job (Even If You’re Completely Miserable)  

In our new YouTube series, "Well This Happened" it's your turn to be the career coach! What would you do if you asked a coworker when the baby was due and she responded with, "I'm not pregnant." Watch the video and cast your vote b posting a comment on Youtube. We'll select one person from the correct answers at random to win free membership to the Work It Daily program. Good luck!

SHOW MORE Show less

If you've ever wondered what a Work It Daily (WID) membership could do for you, a letter we got this week provides a powerful example...

SHOW MORE Show less

There are 3 things hiring managers are trying to initially assess about you in the job interview. This video walks you through what they are looking for and offers insights into the right information to give them. Be sure to check out our free resources mentioned in the video too. They are:

SHOW MORE Show less

Last week during my Office Hours on Youtube, a client asked about how to deal with a workplace bully. After spending many years in corporate HR, I flipped to the other side and became a career therapist. So, I've seen both sides of this situation in the workplace. In this video, I discuss why people struggle to deal with bullies and what you can do to change the situation instantly.

This week, I did something that truly scared me. I sent an email to over 120,000 Work It Daily newsletter subscribers and asked them to answer the question, "What do we do?"

SHOW MORE Show less

A market correction is going to happen. When it does, layoffs will follow. I've been in the HR and recruiting industry for over two decades and have seen three recessions of varying sizes. In the video above, I explain how to tell when a recession is coming and what that means to you and your career. While many people will skip watching this. Or, will watch it and do nothing. I hope YOU are the smart, savvy professional who sees how important it is to prepare for unexpected, unwelcomed career circumstances.

SHOW MORE Show less

In this video, you'll learn how to tell if your career is plateauing due to the Executive Blues. You'll also learn what you can do to fix the problem and get your "executive energy" back so you can keep your career on track and set goals to reach new heights of success!

Want to watch the full video tutorial by J.T.?

CLICK HERE to get access!