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Organize Your Job Search

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Organize Your Job Search

Simple Solutions for Finding the Job You Want


15 min read
10 take-aways
Audio & text

What's inside?

If you are looking for a job, you’ll need to be qualified, organized, systematic, and diligent, but even more, you’ll need your friends.

Editorial Rating



  • Applicable


Ronni Eisenberg’s book is excellent preparation for entering the job market. After all, today’s inevitable workplace reality is that many modern jobs are as permanent as Tibetan sand art. This book is full of clever suggestions on interviewing, resume writing, and network building. It will help you tackle the difficult task of finding a job armed with the knowledge that at least you’re doing the search right. That, in itself, is a pretty good reference for your new job. getAbstract recommends this helpful book for the newly graduated, the newly unemployed, and those considering marching out the office door and back into the job market. (P.S. Don’t quit until you have a new job!)


Getting Started

The hardest part of any job search is getting started. Like any new project, you have to overcome inertia and just get going. Begin by getting organized and gathering the resources you need to take the actions that will lead to your dream job. Organized people are determined – that determination will result in your ultimate success. To launch your job search, you need to:

  • Set specific goals.
  • Draft a strategic plan for your job search.
  • Craft carefully prepared resumes and cover letters.
  • Keep detailed records of people who can help your search.
  • Prepare a filing system so you can find what you need and follow up on active leads.

Being Committed

To avoid procrastination, set a target date for obtaining new employment. The more immediately you need a job, the more hours you should plan to put into the effort each day. Even if you don’t have an urgent deadline, make your job search a part of your daily routine. Of course, if you are unemployed, then the job search is your full-time job.

Shopping List

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About the Authors

Ronni Eisenberg, author of Organize Yourself, and other titles in the series, teaches organizational skills at lectures and workshops nationwide. She lives in Westport, Connecticut, with her husband and three children. Kate Kelly owns and operates her own publishing business in Westchester County, New York.

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