Many people feel that a job search is a full time job in itself. With busy work schedules, personal obligations and spending quality time with family and friends, there’s little time left to look for a new career. If you’re eager to transition into something better, this is a big problem. In fact, it’s the leading reason why people quit their job search.
But you shouldn’t give up looking for a job just because you feel overwhelmed. Rather, resize your job search into small manageable parts. This begins with restructuring the time you look for a job so it fits neatly into your already crammed schedule. You want to pick a prime time when your energy and focus is on point; not at night when you’re exhausted or on weekends when you need a break. This leaves one ideal time, the noon hour. Here’s why its the best time to look for a job:
- You have a lunch hour to do as you please, so you can make the most of this time;
- You can take this time for personal projects, and nothing is more important that growing your career;
- Other than the middle of the night, it’s the one time in the day when emails and phone calls become quiet so you can concentrate without interruption;
- You’re already in career mode—so capitalize on this mentality;
- It’s a great way to control eating binges because you’re too busy to overeat (not that you need to worry about that);
- Most people feel more motivated to build their career when they’re around other career professionals.
- It’s the perfect time to build your network. Everyone eats lunch so why not enjoy yours with someone who can enhance your career. Read the book “Never Eat Alone” for inspiration;
- Finally, and probably most importantly, you can work with your career coach during this hour and get reinsured, refocused and motivated to stay on point for progress!
How To Be Career Happy? Pay Attention To Timing
I hope this article provided you with a few applicable ideas for success. I would be honored if you shared this on social media. And speaking of sharing, please share your own ideas and experiences below. Together, we can build a happier career community.
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