By Shannon Bradford,
Launching a job search when you are
already employed can seem as daunting as tackling Mt. Everest. When you
are having trouble getting started on a project, like a job search, tackle
it by Chunking It Up. Break the project into smaller, more manageable
pieces and then give yourself small victories by completing each piece.
To get yourself started, you could
chunk up your search into pieces like these:
Find your old resume
Circle the parts of your old resume
you want to use again
Brainstorm a list of ideas for your
Develop a first draft of your new
Finish writing your new resume
Lay out your new resume
Investigate and make a list of five
online job sites to search
Search one online job site for jobs
that interest you
Develop a list of five companies that
Visit the Website of one of your
… and so on.
You can tackle one chunk a day or one a week, whichever seems manageable
to you. If these tiny, little chunks seem too easy to you, you can make
your chunks whatever size you like.
You might be surprised at how much you
can accomplish--and how well you do it--by breaking your job search into
these tiny, manageable steps.
Shannon Bradford is a writer and coach, teaching people how to master
their brains to succeed in their careers and businesses. She is the author
of Brain Power and 15-Minute Career Change. Learn more about it by
© 2005 Shannon Bradford