I was talking to a potential client the other day and he told me how frustrating the search has been for him.
He's spending hours finding jobs to apply to, networking, customizing his resume, writing cover letters, and following up.
He isn't getting responses.
He's aggravated the process is so inefficient and never seems to lead the best candidate being hired (or even interviewed).
He's consumed with this frustration.
Everything he does in his day has this undercurrent.....that he's wasting his time.
That this job search process should be different.
That this job search process should be more humane.
That this job search process should be more effective and efficient.
He still applies, he still networks, he still finds roles he'd love to land.
But, his frustration makes it all take so much longer and degrades the quality of his work.
I've found with other clients in this situation, that as soon as they stop all of these "should bes", they unleash their creativity and the quality of their work explodes.
They get creative going around the system to uncover opportunities and land interviews.
They’re so much faster with their job search routine, and can pump out a lot more, and higher quality deliverables
Here's the remedy if you're making this mistake:
Notice when you think something is a waste of time and either decide (1) you're not going to do that task anymore or (2) keep doing the task but stop wasting time thinking it's a waste of time. :)
Helping my clients maximize the effectiveness of their job search is one of the things we work on in my 1:1 coaching program for tech leaders who have suffered a career setback. If you’re interested in learning more about working with me privately, please click here to apply for a Job Search Strategy call with me.
ARE YOU A FELLOW TECH PROFESSIONAL:
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If you're searching, either passively or actively, it's important to NOT TO MISS any of these 15 critical success factors.
Be sure to download the Job Search Checklist & mini class:
✅ It will save you time (your search doesn't need to be a 2nd job)
✅ It will help you uncover the dream jobs you TRULY want (you know, the jobs that usually aren't even published)
✅ It will help you stand out from the crowd (even if you don't currently have an insider contact)
We'll spend 30 minutes working ON your career, and focusing on what you want in your career and ultimately for your life.
One of the biggest mistakes tech leaders make is focusing ALL their time on their day-to-day and neglecting their career and the big picture of what they really want and how they'll achieve it.
Months, quarters and years go by.
They're stagnating and unfulfilled.
And for some, the unexpected happens....they're let go.
Don't let this be you too.