FREE TOOL: A Sample Schedule and Daily Routine for a Rock-Solid Job Search

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FREE TOOL: A Sample Schedule and Daily Routine for a Rock-Solid Job Search

15-step sample schedule for daily job search 

(edit to personalize to yourself, include what creates ROI on the job search as well as personal habits that help to keep body, mind, and spirit positive and in growth mode)

  1. Wake up at 6:00 AM – Morning Mindfulness and Movement

– Spend 15 minutes on mindfulness meditation or prayer

– Drink a glass of water and do 10 minutes of stretching or light exercise

  1. 6:30 AM – 7:00 AM –  Goal Setting and Strategy Review

– Review job search strategy and goals for the day

– Set specific targets for the day (e.g. apply to 3 jobs, connect with 2 new contacts on LinkedIn)

  1. 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM – Daily Job Search Check-In

– Check job boards and company websites for new job postings

– 15 minutes – Applying to job postings

– 15 minutes – Researching companies and customizing application materials

  1. 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM – Breakfast and Personal Development

– Breakfast and reading of a self-improvement book or industry-related articles

  1. 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – Networking Outreach

– Networking activities (e.g. reaching out to former colleagues, attending virtual industry events, connecting with recruiters on LinkedIn)

– Set specific targets for networking activities (e.g. send 5 personalized LinkedIn messages, attend a virtual networking event)

  1. 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Physical Fitness

– Time for physical fitness – exercise, walking, yoga, etc.

  1. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Communication and Follow-Up

– Review and respond to any new messages or emails related to job search

  1. 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Reflection and Visualization

– Reflect and visualization exercises – focusing on positive outcomes and staying motivated

  1. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Follow-Up and Relaxation

– Follow up on previous job applications and networking activities

– Engage in a hobby or leisure activity to relax and recharge

  1. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunchtime Nature Break

– Lunch break and enjoy time outside on a walk or in nature, weather permitting

  1. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Skill Building and Personal Development

– Personal development activities – online courses, skill-building exercises, etc.

  1. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM –  Industry Knowledge Update

– Review industry news and trends, and keep up-to-date with relevant information

  1. 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Creativity and Gratitude

– Engage in a creative activity or practice gratitude and affirmation exercises

  1. 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Wind Down and Reflection

– Wind down with light reading or listening to a podcast

– Reflect on the day’s accomplishments and set goals for the next day

  1. 5:00 PM onwards – Balance and Family Time

– Spend time with loved ones, pursue hobbies, and relax

It’s important to maintain a healthy work-life balance and to incorporate self-care activities into the daily routine. Keep track of progress and adjust the sample schedule routine as needed to optimize job search productivity and well-being.

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