Work the job hunting process “like a job”

There are many suggestions about how much time should be put in daily while looking for a job. Some say “24/7;” others say an hour or two a day. One expert told me that the actual average time spent by job hunters is about ten minutes a day.

Whatever the approach, all time spent seeking a job should be done seriously, as if there was a time clock to punch. Once a habit is formed, the seeker can “go to work” every day.

A direct benefit of an habitual (read: busy) approach to job hunting is avoiding some of the current prejudice that unemployed persons suffer. If you are working, the “unemployed person radar” where you are scheduled for an interview will not beep when you walk in.


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