Tips on staying focused on the job hunt
CHICAGO, IL -- If you need help staying focused on the job hunt, check out these job-hunting tips to help you land a new job. Update Your Personal Brand: A strong personal brand is essential to landing an interview because it distinguishes you from the other applicants. To update your personal brand, develop a brand statement and elevator pitch. Both should clearly state what you do and why it's important to X company. Also, ensure your LinkedIn profile is filled out and up-to-date.
Define The Job You Want: Nothing kills job hunt momentum more quickly than unrefined searches. Unrefined job searches deliver unrefined job results. Take time to think about what you want to do and where you want to go. Once you have an idea of the job you'd like, use a job search engine and tailor your search to reflect your position's criteria. Keep in mind that not all results will be your dream job. If the results you receive aren't what you want to do, perhaps you need to re-define what you're looking for.
Write Objectives: Job search objectives should be SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound). Think carefully about what you want to achieve in your job search, then write it as on objective. Stay Focused: Job search time should be devoted to finding jobs you want. It shouldn't be used to catch up on personal email or update social media sites.