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Scott Silvers
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over 6 months ago

A time management schedule is crucial when job searching as it helps us stay organized, focused, and productive throughout the process.

Over the years I have noticed when my life seems to be skewed toward the many tasks that I list for a day and completing few by the end of the day, it means there is no scheduling, nothing to guide me, like a blind man stepping through a well-lit alley.

For me, the toughest and only way that works is creating a schedule and remaining conscious of this schedule throughout the day. I am a very good list maker, but very weak at transforming those lists into productive schedules.

There are many times when I’ve found myself sitting alone trying to figure out why I don’t seem to be getting anywhere. I will get frustrated and ask myself, “Who do you think you’re fooling?”

Then it dons on me, I remember that I must go through my day in half-hour or hour increments that I planned the night before, or I will stumble in and out of tasks until the end of the day arrives and realize I’ve wasted so much time.

Here’s an example of a time management schedule for a day focused on job searching:

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Start your day by taking care of personal tasks and getting ready for the day ahead: showering, having breakfast, and any other rituals that help you feel refreshed and prepared.

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Take a few minutes to review your job search goals and prioritize your tasks for the day. Identify the most important actions you need to take to make progress in your job search.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Spend this time researching potential employers, job openings, and industry trends. Use online job boards, company websites, and professional networking platforms to gather information about companies and identify suitable positions.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Customize your resume and cover letter to align with the specific requirements and preferences of the job you're applying for. Highlight relevant skills and experiences that make you a strong candidate. Proofread your documents to ensure they are error-free.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Start submitting your applications for the selected positions. Pay attention to each application's requirements and follow the instructions carefully. Take time to complete any online assessments or additional application materials.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Take a break and have a healthy lunch. Use this time to relax, recharge, and step away from the job search for a little while.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Spend time networking on professional platforms like Jobcase. Connect with industry professionals, join relevant groups, and engage in conversations. Update your online profiles to reflect your job search status and any recent accomplishments.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Invest in your professional growth by acquiring new skills or enhancing existing ones. Take online courses, watch educational videos, or read industry-related articles. This continuous learning will not only make you more marketable but also boost your confidence during interviews.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Send follow-up emails or make phone calls to employers you have recently interviewed with or submitted applications to. Express your continued interest in the position and thank them for their time. Personalize each message to make a lasting impression.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Spend the last few minutes of your day organizing your workspace, filing important documents, and reviewing your progress. Plan your tasks and priorities for the following day, ensuring you have a clear road map to guide your job search efforts.

Remember, this is just an example schedule, and we can adjust it according to our preferences and the specific requirements of our job search. Adapt it to fit our needs, but try to maintain a structured approach to maximize our productivity and stay focused on our goals. #Time #Schedule #Productive

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Have you ever been hired for a job and in the interview you discussed with the hiring manager your availability and stressed that you had to have a set work schedule. But after being hired on your manager changes the schedule around and now you are scheduled to work different shifts? How did you go about the situation? Did you request to have a meeting with your direct manager about your schedule? Did your manager give you a hard time with adjusting the schedule to fit your needs? I'm curious to know who has delt with this in the past. #Schedule #Changeschedule #Availability

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Jessica Calderon
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How do you guys feel about being scheduled for on-call shifts? How long should the window of being called in be?

#on-call #scheduling #workplace #schedule # #jobsearch #oncall

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Where I work, we have 7 days of being the after-hours on-call staff. we are on-call every 7th week. I LOATHE my turn on the rotation. It stresses me out, we have to put our lives on hold for 7 days so we can be near a computer at all times in the event a call comes in.

Additionally, if we have to pull in an additional resource, like a developer for example, it takes a herculean effort to get ahold of someone.

Calls come in all hours of the night/early morning. Then you have to be up and ready for your regular shift the next day.

There is no differential pay for this either as we are salaried.

If ever I decide to look for a new job, I am going to ensure it does not have on-call hours as a requirement.

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Coustomer service.

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Linda Silvas
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Just looking for a part-time job #schedule

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Kirsten Biel
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I loved the when and the people, but was promised full time hours when I signed on. Two months later I'm still working less than 30 hours a week. If you want to be a screener, expect only part time hours or less #schedule

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over 6 months ago

Run the Other Way! Their wiring department is a joke and the manager is the absolute worst I've ever encountered. She is inept, harasses her employees to the point of tears, bullies, doesn't know how to manage jobs/timing requiring employees to work overtime when unnecessary. Just know if you work here you will not have a life outside of work and they could care less. When I took my concerns to HR, I was then fired for a made-up reason and I have been there for over 10 years. This place is full of nepotism, conflicts of interest, and an owner who would rather keep a bad manager on simply because they know each other outside of work and go fishing together, than listen to and do what's in the best interest of his employees. Seriously, unless you want to work for a tyrant and lose your family because you are working 12 hour days 7 days a week for years, then find something else... somewhere that actually cares about it's employees. #management #jobsearch #stressful #advice #schedule #aboutmyjob

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Jacari Mays
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Hi, im a 16 year old teen looking for a job with little to no experience in MI,WI. #parttime #retail #hiring #schedule

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Jacarrius Brewster
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over 6 months ago

I need a job so bad please can someone help me i need part timme i need part time or full time I have great experience at dishwasher, I'm licensed carpenter an also kknow a little about forklifting I'm a great worker use to working 12 hours shifts standing worked for southern hen in moselle Ms for years I'm looking for anything close to meridian or in meridian if anyone need help on a job I'm willing to get job done really in need of stability an it takes work to get were u wanna be in life #retail #schedule #parttime #fulltime

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