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Are You Moving Fast Enough?

Many executives wished they had started their search sooner. Most have been shocked at the length of time it took to generate good results and the competition they found along the way. resist the temptation to start projects around the house, enjoy a few months off or simply spend time on the wrong things. It is better to start your search early and be prepared for roadblocks than to saunter out late and be unpleasantly surprised by the complexities you find. Like professional athletes, the pace and energy you start with will dictate your ultimate success. tasks such as employer correspondence and lead follow-ups should never sit on your to-do list more than 24 hours and activities such as a thank you card need to be addressed within 12 hours. One standout idea is to take thank you cards with you and write them immediately after the meeting. take the card back to reception and ask that it get delivered first thing the next morning. Your competition is unlikely to do that! remember that weekends are an honor bestowed to the employed. So, until you are one, include them in your search schedule. never underestimate the power of a well-timed email that arrives on a Saturday because it often stands alone and it communicates you are taking your career seriously. In today’s world there is no slow-time. In fact, summer and Christmas can be very fruitful as your competition has likely taken that time off!

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