Set realistic time frames when job hunting

It’s important to set realistic time frames when applying for jobs.

We become impatient when we expect something to happen more quickly than it actually does. Job searching often takes longer than expected.

Set realistic time frames and work within these.

You’ll also get a more realistic time frame the more you apply for jobs.

Some companies will naturally work faster than other.

Use a calendar to set yourself deadlines and targets to achieve.

Track the average application cycle time (how long it takes between applying for a job and getting an interview). This will give you some evidence to start predicting how long future applications may take.

The more data you have the more realistic your time frame should become.

How to use Evernote for job searching

I had a fully detailed idea about how to use Evernote for job hunting, but it turns out someone else has already written a short guide. Saves me having to write it. 🙂

You can find the article here:

In a nutshell use it to save your documents, career defining moments and anything else that is useful in job hunting. (I would especially re-iterate the saving of applications – as this is the area most people struggle with)

I tend to also use Evernote to store applications and to track companies I’d like to work for one day.

Until next time.