If you’ve been to a labor club and talked to experts, it seems impossible to do meaningful solo pro (freelance or consulting) work while also looking for a job. Experts say that finding a job is your new job and that it takes at least 40 hours a week. So this means unless you give up the rest of your life, you don’t have time to do other work, right?
Incorrect. Or at least I think this is wrong.
You should spend as much time as possible looking for a job to complete the job effectively. This means not only paperwork, but also the internet, social networks (like LinkedIn), and other content you think will be useful. This work shouldn’t take 40 hours – in fact, if you remove everything that doesn’t work from the list, it may be difficult for you to fill in the allotted time slot. Here are seven ways you can free up more time in freelance and consulting:
1. Do not disturb Monster, CareerBuilder or other mass market job fairs. I know, you’ve heard of this before, but like everyone else – including me – you’re already hooked. These devices beckon to us like sirens called Ulysses, because they seem to provide real work. But like Ulysses, consider letting your partner tie you to the mast to resist the temptation.
2. Reduce network incidents to a manageable number. Choose the activities you will participate in based on the value of the connections you make and how much you enjoy the activities. (This idea is very new! You mean the unemployed have a right to enjoy life?)
3. Don’t apply for a job at a company you don’t like. For example, a company that demands salary figures but does not reveal its identity. It’s 60 miles from home. That has a bad reputation in your industry. This doesn’t even belong to your industry.
4. Do not perform work for which you are not qualified. Do you really think you will be selected as the most qualified candidate?
5. Don’t put too many tasks on your to-do list and then blame yourself for not crossing them all out. You know, if you’re not accompanied by your network contacts, you should never eat lunch. Or apply for three jobs a day.
6. Don’t watch too much TV. Especially if the videos you watch are much larger than the number of views you had when you were hired.
7. Don’t be overly depressed. Easier said than done, but this is the best way to free up time for solo pro-ing.
Like everything else in life, quality is more important than quantity. Find jobs more efficiently and use the time you free up after rewarding solo tasks.
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