Whether you're unemployed or just keeping an eye out for new opportunities, there are tons of tiny decisions that you have to make during a job search. But, you should be concentrating your efforts on polishing that resume, perfecting your interview skills, and expanding your network — and not changing your LinkedIn photo ten times because you just can't choose.
As a decision coach who helps people who can't make up their minds, I've watched clients fret for days about small decisions, when they'd be better off setting up informational interviews.
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So, here's a helpful guide to dealing with the situations that come up again and again during a job search. Use these shortcuts to power through the small stuff—and save your energy for things that'll get you that offer.