If you are getting first round interviews, how are you doing that? Are you an effective networker?
Perhaps you can apply your networking savvy to later points in the job search or to expanding your opportunities.
Is it the resume that gets these interviews? Perhaps you need to weave more of your resume descriptions and examples into your interview responses to move further along. In other words, apply what you are doing well in one area into the next phase of your search.
Cultivate an environment that supports success.
In addition to specific activities or actions that create wins, your desk, your schedule, and your routine create a winning (or not) environment.
Look at when, where and how you do your best work. If it is in the morning that you do your best research, then block that time for research and schedule other things at other times.
If you know that a clear desk makes you more productive, budget time each week or every few days for cleaning and organizing, knowing that you will get these hours back in increased productivity.
Success in the job search is not just about finding problems and fixing them.
It is also about recognizing when things are good, identifying why this is so and building on these job search successes.
Caroline Ceniza-Levine is a career coach, writer, speaker, Gen Y expert and co-founder of SixFigureStart (www.sixfigurestart.com), a career coaching firm comprised of former Fortune 500 recruiters. Formerly in corporate HR and retained search, Caroline most recently headed University Relations for Time Inc and has also recruited for Accenture, Citibank, Disney ABC, and others. Caroline is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Professional Development at Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs and posts at CNBC Executive Careers and Vault.com.
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