You keep doing the same think in your job search and yet you are surprised when you get the same results. This is because we are stuck in the Tick Tock of the job search. We do what we find comfortable, not what gets results. Joseph De Sena in his book and podcast Spartan Up! talks about how doing what makes us uncomfortable makes us stronger.
Spartan does this through people pushing their physical and mental limits but we can use this in our job search. I have been guilty of this in the past also. It is easiest to sit at home and look the job boards then submit your stale-old resume to jobs again and again only to get the same results.
We also do this in the interview process. I see it all the time. People do not follow instructions. They choose the easy route. I ask them to schedule a day and time to talk to me through Acuity Scheduling (awesome tool) and they choose the easy way of just emailing back saying “I am available anytime.” You need to do the things that will make you stand out the right way.
Very few people do what I see as the minimum in their job search and only the top 1% go the extra mile. Be the 1%.
You can either go to bed satisfied with your efforts today or stressed with what you left for tomorrow. You can either work hard to take on the hill or never know what it is that people see at the top.
Joe De Sena