August 1, 2009

Focus on What You Can Control

Filed under: insights — Paul Kilman @ 11:36 am

In a job search, focus on the things you can control – not on the things you cannot control. What does this mean? In a slow market, you cannot always judge the quality of your efforts by the number of interviews or offers you are generating. You cannot control when an employer will decide to hire someone with your skills. You cannot make an employer interview you or extend an offer. You CAN control the out-going activity you are generating. Consistency in levels of weekly activity will lead to success. Become consistent in finding and raising your visibility with people who can either hire you to do the work you want to do or with people who can introduce you to such hiring authorities. If you are job hunting full time, I would strive to target 10 such people each day to create the velocity needed to be successful in your search efforts.