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Resources for Managing an Efficient Job Search

There are four resources you may use several times during your job search, resources that can make your job search a lot more efficient, give you better likelihood of success and help you find suitable employment sooner. They are:

Proven Job Search Strategies for Disadvantaged Clients

Daily Action Planner

Job search is a full-time job or as full-time as you can make it. The Daily Action Planner, or DAP, is designed to help you to make the best use of your time, to achieve as much as possible in each day.

Communication Planner

This is designed to help you make those sometimes difficult calls to set up a network meeting / information interview. The form assists you plan the things you want to say and the questions you want to ask. It acts as a prompt so that you don't get flustered.

Interview Notes Form

Take this into the job interview to help you to remember the interview panel members' names as well as relevant achievements that demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the job and the questions that you want to ask at the interview. These notes will help you appear confident as well as assisting you to answer interview questions effectively.

Interview Evaluation Sheet

This will help you use every interview, including network meetings / information interviews, as a learning experience. In this way, you will significantly improve your interview performance and rapidly gain confidence.

How to best use these resources is explained in the book, How to Get a Good Job After 50: a step-by-step guide to job search success. If you would like more information about the book, click here.

These resources are copyright. They may be freely downloaded for private use in the job search but not for any other purpose without express written permission.