The only person keeping tabs on your job search is yourself, and staying motivated and persistent can be difficult when you are not getting results. But what about thinking of the job hunt as a 9-to-5 job?
Job seekers who devote hours of commitment to their search see more results in finding employment, says career coach Anita Attridge of the Five O'Clock Club, a national outplacement and career coaching organization based in New York. “The job search today is a full-time job – if you are out of work you should be spending 35 hours a week on searching. If you’re not working at this full-time, you will have a tough time.”
A full-time effort at improving résumés and cover letters, applying to job postings, and researching the demands of your field are crucial.