Get More Done in Less Time

For many job seekers, their search is an endless task and takes more time than they ever wanted to devote. With the world at your fingertips, it’s easy to get distracted and even overwhelmed with your job search. Knowing the best ways to use your time will help you get more done in less time.

  • Define Yourself – Do you have a personal brand that tells recruiters and head hunters exactly who you are why they should hire you? One of the best ways to get more from your job search in less time is to clearly define your brand. The understanding you will gain from this experience will not only set you above the competition but will also give you the focus needed to keep control of the time you do spend on your job search.
  • Strategize – Few executives would argue the necessity of beginning a new project with a solid strategy, but many make a costly mistake by trying to skip this step in the job search. Use a proven goal-setting method to keep you focused and on track with your job search.
  • Leverage Online Tools – I recommend tools such as Indeed.com since it aggregates ads from all over the web (which eliminates the need for looking at specialty sites and also maximizes time since the job seeker just needs to go to one site).
  • Get Social – Recruiters are increasingly looking to websites like LinkedIn to fill executive level positions. Let this work in your favor and be sure recruiters can find you—and will like what they see—by ensuring your online profiles are up to date and convey your personal brand. Make new connections and get recommendations and endorsements from those you know on LinkedIn.
  • Stay Local – Online resources can help you expand your reach, but be sure to use the resources closest to you as well. Commit some of your time to networking and getting the word out about what you have to offer recruiters and companies looking to hire.
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About Charlotte Weeks - Executive Career Coach / Executive Resume Writer / Outplacement Consultant

Prior to founding Weeks Career Services, Inc. Charlotte Weeks worked in human resources at a national association, where she experienced the hiring process from the other side. She's also the past president of The National Resume Writers' Association (The NRWA). Charlotte specializes in providing C-level executives (CEO, CFO, CMO, etc.), association executives, executive directors and senior-level professionals (director, VP, SVP, etc.) with comprehensive career coaching services and high-ROI resumes. She is author of "I Want a Job in an Association -- Now What?? A Guide to Getting a Job in a Professional Association, Membership Organization, or Society" and featured author of "101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career." Additional book contributions include "The Twitter Job Search Guide," "Resumes That Pop!," and "Step-by-Step Cover Letters." As an internationally-recognized expert, Charlotte provides programs and documents tailored to each individual’s needs. To ensure that each person is given the highest quality of attention and service, Charlotte works with a limited number of new clients each month. For more information about Charlotte, please visit her Web site at www.WeeksCareerServices.com.
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