This sheet organizes your job search activities so you know the actual number of hours you are spending looking for jobs in Buffalo and WNY. You want a job so you should know how much time you are actively looking for one. Creating business cards and Resumes is important to get jobs, but if you could call a contact and be hired then they aren’t necessary. It’s important to find out the most crucial steps to getting a job and and focusing on those first.
How many hours/week do I spend in my job search? Do not include tailoring your Resume, cover letter, group meetings, classes, filling out applications, interviewing, follow-ups, just include the actual search.
Where did I spend my time?
_____HRS/WK – Job postings via internet
_____HRS/WK – Job postings in the newspaper & other places
_____HRS/WK – Recruitment fairs
_____HRS/WK – Networking (not including networking groups specifically for the unemployed)
_____HRS/WK – Researching companies
_____ TOTAL HRS/WK