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Job Search Process Overview

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Slow and steady wins the race.
-Robert Lloyd

It took me 5 months from the time I was let go from my former job to find another position that would leverage my skills and bring me both challenges and satisfaction in my work. I learned a lot during the 5 months and I also wrote an article abour hiring, “Finding the right candidate is difficult at best,” in March 2019.


IMHO the hiring manager and team needs to do the bulk of the work to find the candidate who’s the best fit for the position. BUT, as a candidate, it’s up to you to be prepared so you have the best chance of landing the role.

Below I’ve captured 14 15 steps/categories that I used. If I had to choose one key takeaway, it would be that you need to have enough practice interviewing so you’re comfortable and able to tell your story and that your expertise, therefore, comes through.

Start log files.Track all job-related activities by date in a Word or Google document file.
These next ones can all be tabs in the same Excel or Google…