Here’s an idea I came up with a few days ago. I think it’s brilliant. I think it will revolutionize your job search. I think Monster will hate me for suggesting it:
Take a 31 day fast from job boards during the month of July.
That is, from July 1 through July 31 DO NOT use job boards.
I know this sounds weird and uncomfortable. WHAT IF there is that perfect job waiting there for me? WHAT IF I miss out on opportunities, and someone else gets a job that has my name written all over it?
Your family will think you are crazy, and that you are a lazy job seeker, because you can’t show all the jobs you’ve applied to.
Here’s why I think this is brilliant: if you are working hard on a job search, and you take out that element (which is easy, and can tend to take up gobs of time), you will essentially force yourself to do other things.
Maybe hard things.
Maybe things you’ve been afraid to do.
Maybe things that will force you to refine your communication.
Go ahead, I dare you. No job boards in July. Think you are brave enough?