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!
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