Job Search Balancing Act: Launching a Job Search While Employed

Posted on July 16, 2012. Filed under: Job Search Tips | Tags: , , , |

Conducting a job search under any circumstances is no picnic. But managing a job search while you’re employed is brutal. I mean, really, the job search is supposed to be a full-time job for the unemployed. How does that work when you put in 40 or 50 hours each week at your company now? That is why the July 18th #TCFchat discussion topic (at our special time slot of 83pm ET on Twitter) is on topics to help those already employed as they prepare for the job search.

So please join us as we discuss these questions:
1. Will great perks like “paid, paid vacation” (http://www.inc.com/caitlin-berens/start-up-offers-workers-7500-to-take-a-break.html) convince you to stay in your current job, or make the leap to a new job if offered as part of your package?

2. Should you engage with IT or technical recruiters to help you with your job search?

3. How does someone that’s employed prepare themselves for a job search?

4. What expectations should you have when starting your tech job search?

5. Where should you spend the limited amount of time available with your job search?

Whether you are currently in a job search, have recently finished one, or are contemplating getting ready for one, we would love to hear your insight.

If you can’t make the chat, be sure to check back here afterward or check out the Tech Career Forum  LinkedIn group to get a recap of the discussion.

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Time Management Practices for the Job Search

Posted on July 13, 2012. Filed under: Job Search Tips | Tags: , , , |

The job search process is tough enough.

Most people make it even more challenging because they go into it without a plan, disorganized, and unaware of the pitfalls that can take a lot of time for little return.

Here’s the link to the Storify story recapping our discussion of time management topics with our Tech Career Forum panel on Twitter (#TCFchat 3pm East on Wed.): http://storify.com/ITtechExec/job-search-time-management#publicize

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The Great Job Search Time Management Quandary

Posted on July 10, 2012. Filed under: Job Search Tips | Tags: , , , |

Job search time management

Job Search time management

Most candidates are surprised when they discover how quickly time gets away from them during their job search. Even well-prepared candidates are often caught off guard as they find their time slipping into this methaphorical black hole. Undoubtedly, the lack of imposed structure can get to even the best of us. That is why the July 11th #TCFchat discussion topic (3pm ET on Twitter) is on job search time management practices and how to prepare for this quandary.

So please join us as we discuss these questions:
1. What activities consumed the bulk of your time during the job search process?

2. How much time did you spend on job boards? Networking? Admin? Other?

3. Are there any other “time traps” out there job seekers should be wary of?

4. What tools have you come across that helped you (or could have helped you) manage time better in your last search?

5. What are some strategies to help job seekers manage time more effectively?

Whether you are currently in a job search, have recently finished one, or are contemplating getting ready for one, we would love to hear your insight.

If you can’t make the chat, be sure to check back here afterward or check out the Tech Career Forum  LinkedIn group to get a recap of the discussio

Recap Info

We’ve also posted a recap of the discussion on our post “Time Management Practices for the Job Search“.

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