In my experience, some job searches are quick and others are very slow. I still haven’t figured out what truly speeds up a job search as there are so many factors. What I can say is there are levels of activity whereby results have followed. What I mean by that is what I term Repeating Your Efforts.
I have worked with some clients where we have targeted over 300 companies without any luck in getting them hired. These clients have received some emails, telephone interviews and a few face to face meetings but no job offers. Have we failed? NO we haven’t. The reason we haven’t is because many times it is one of the next 20 or 30 companies we contact where the right opportunity presents itself and my client gets an offer.
Repeating your efforts no matter how many times you have done it is essential. Don’t give up but keep moving forward. The reason you keep trying and moving forward is because you learn something new every time you repeat your work. You learn more about yourself, your resume, your marketability, etc…
The job search is about doing it better and better every time. Eventually these activities pay off. How long will it take; one never really knows. The real question is are you committed for the long term? If so, keep repeating the work you are doing and something WILL open up for you.
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