A job search is usually unproductive because:
❌ It’s hard for people to define what they want next, especially if they need to change their profession or industry.
❌ They think it’s a good strategy to apply to every position, especially those below their professional level.
❌ They have a hard time accepting rejections, learn, reflect, and change the job search approach.
❌ They neglect networking, focusing only on online applying.
❌ They are unaware that their resumes are outdated, badly written, and difficult to read.
❌ They think their LinkedIn profile doesn’t matter much.
❌ They expect to get different outcomes, doing exactly the same things over and over again.
What makes a job search PRODUCTIVE:
✅ Deciding what is your target role and rewrite, design, and tailor your resume accordingly.
✅ Applying strategically to job postings that match at least 80% of your skills and expertise.
✅ Exploring your network and working on your networking skills.
✅ Making your CV and LinkedIn profile stand out.
✅ If there are no interviews for more than a month, change the approach.
Based on my experience with at least 30 job seekers monthly.
Be wise. Work smarter, not harder.