Many job search activities can take hours, days or weeks. Updating your resume, meeting with networking contacts, researching companies and more can really rack up the time you are spending looking for a job. Save a few minutes this week and try these 3 quick hits that can help your search.

  1. Follow relevant companies on Twitter – Think about companies you admire or companies you would like to work at and follow them on Twitter. You can find new job openings as well as keep up on company news.
  2. Look for a new industry or skill blog to read – Staying current plays a big role in your marketability. Knowing the latest and greatest developments in your industry can really give you an advantage in an interview or networking conversation. You will look well-versed in your craft.
  3. Find a networking event to attend – you can meet a lot of contacts in a concentrated amount of time at events like networking meetings and usergroups. Find one or two in your local market that pique your interest and check them out. Make sure all your job search documents are updated in case anyone asks.

Sometimes the little things can have a big impact. I think these 3 are easy for anyone to add in to the job search routine – without wasting a lot of time. Good luck in your search!

Jill Kempka

About Jill Kempka

Jill loves to share information about ways to keep up with the changing world of work. She focuses on quick tips, facts and helpful lists to give job seekers tactics and advice they can immediately use.