Your Job is to Get a Job
Posted on May 8, 2015
As a jobseeker, your job is to find a job; treat your time like that.
Every day, if your job was to find a job, you’d be spending almost 8 hours each day working the job search. Every day, ask yourself, “what can I do today to be productive on my job search?”. Did you read my first book, All Work, No Pay? Utilize my Intern Queen Dream List for getting a job as well as getting an internship. Think about those 10-20 companies where you want to work, and do whatever you can do to get in the door — apply online; ask your career center if any alumni work at that company (you can also look on LinkedIn to find out that information); research companies that are similar or competitors to your dream company to broaden your search; and schedule informational interviews with current executives at that company. Also, attend networking events — look up the local trade association for whatever industry you are looking into and decide how many networking events you are going to attend on a weekly basis. Finally, use social media to connect with as many executives and companies as possible. Follow all of your “dream list” companies in the news, and make sure you stay on top of the hires, fires, and press hits.