Creative Job Search
On-line Job Search Guide

Previous Section Table of Contents Next Section
Beaded Line

Job Search Preparation

A successful job search requires organization and effort. You cannot simply walk out the door and wander around asking about jobs. Nor can you look for work only when you feel like it or when it is convenient. Planning and organizing are critical to job search success. For those who are accustomed to self-directed activities, this will not be difficult. But for those who are used to having someone else organize their activities, this will require mastering new skills. You may not consider yourself an organized person but you can learn this skill. Organizing your job search will save you time and effort. Good self-management and organization skills are valuable resources no matter what your experience might be.

You will need to develop a new routine to be successful in your job search. You may have to create a new set of priorities and schedules. Be aware that there will be many things that will distract you. Just about anything will sound better than looking for work. Don't be fooled; your number one priority is finding that new job. Don't let anything get in your way.

Beaded Line
Previous Section Table of Contents Next Section
Pen Graphic Send comments or questions to: escjs@ngwmail.des.state.mn.us

This page was last updated on April 17, 1997
How to order Creative Job Search Materials

Copyright © 1996, 1997 by Minnesota Department of Economic Security