How to: Job Search Time Management

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Finding a new job can be time consuming, and challenging, work. Below you’ll find tips to be a more effective and efficient job search candidate.

How do I make the most of my time?

Keep a standard schedule

  • Build a specific workflow for your job search.
    • Having a daily routine can help you focus on each task you need to get finished.
      • Constantly switching between tasks is often less productive. However, we do recommend occasionally, every few hours, moving on to a new project to avoid feeling burnt out.

Set attainable goals

  • Giving yourself metrics for evaluation can help motivate you.
    • Be realistic about this. There is no way you will be able to complete 100 strong applications a day.
    • SMART Goals
  • Apply to jobs you are well suited for.
    • We recommend being ambitious, however, as an entry level employee there is no value in applying for Senior Executive level positions.
    • Quality > Quantity


  • Supplement your applications by meeting professionals in your desired industry.
    • Referred candidates are 3 to 4 times more likely to be hired.
  • Attending events is a great opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and grow your understanding of your industry.
  • Read more of our Networking tips here.

Review results and adapt if necessary

  • Are the keywords you are using working?
  • Is your resume error free?
  • Is your cover letter tailored to the job posting?

How can we help?

The CareerJSM platform can help you with many of these tasks. You can save jobs from multiple job boards, and track your progress, with our Job Tracker and Chrome Extension, find nearby events and even do network outreach with our Email Builder.

Read more about how we can help you get organized here.

Bottom Line

Job hunting is is time consuming, and challenging, work. Make the most of your time by following these quick tips and using the CareerJSM platform.