10 Micro-Actions for a Job Search You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Less

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
I know many of you don’t have a lot of time to job search. Here are 10 micro-actions you can take on any day that will help you land your next job.

Whether you’re fresh out of college or just starting your job search, this quick job search guide will help you get started in the right direction. In just 15 minutes, you’ll have a basic job search plan ready to go!

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The First Question You Need to Practice Asking

If you’re feeling overwhelmed trying to find a new job while juggling your current responsibilities, whether they are at work or home, I’ve got some quick tips that can take 15 minutes or less per day, because small steps forward will help you get to your goals.

I’m Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. People hire me for no BS job search advice and career coaching globally, because I make the process so much easier for people.

So let me go through the 10 things that you can be doing. And this one I’ve spoken about many times, and that is, take 15 minutes per day to update your resume. Spending this reworking your resume to focus on quantifying accomplishments, emphasizing transferable skills– it’s important to do and then you have to do the same with your LinkedIn profile, so the two are congruent.

Number two, research companies. Identify a few potential employers to learn about their culture, their values, what kind of people they look for. Understanding them will help you tailor your resume for the roles that they have available. Number three, network online. Reach out to new connections on LinkedIn, ideally, people who work at those firms that you’ve been researching, join relevant professional associations, and professional groups to expand your network. Four set job alerts. Getting email notifications of new openings by creating alerts on sites like indeed or LinkedIn will save you time in your applica,tion process. Five, practice answering interview questions. Preparing great answers to tough interview questions or common interview questions, coming up with examples that will highlight your abilities will serve you very well.

6, Do mini-informational interviews to touch base with someone who works at a firm of interest to learn more about their role, the kind of people they hire, the kind of work that’s going on. Things along those lines. Seven, review job postings. Read a few new ones each day to stay on top of what skills are in demand and start applying for roles. Although I don’t encourage people to apply for jobs and I prefer people network into roles, you know, it’s not like you’re doing any harm by applying. If anything you may wind up getting the job through applying even though statistics will tell you that most positions are filled as a result of networking. So again, you do apply but you also do more networking.

Understand the Employer’s Perspective and Land the Job

I mentioned updating your LinkedIn profile earlier. Tweaks to highlight your background for recruiters that are keyword rich, we’ll help you get contacted by them. After all, LinkedIn . . . sorry, resumes are for when you want to be the aggressor. LinkedIn is for when you want to be hunted. Nine, work your network. Email a few contacts, like former colleagues to let them know you’re looking. They may know of open positions or someone who’s hiring. They may be willing to share something you have on LinkedIn to help you get your word out. Number 10, prepare for upcoming interviews. Research the role the company and interviewers, planning your questions that you want to ask to understand what it is they’re looking for.

I’ve got some great stuff on interviewing. I’ll encourage you visit my website, TheBigGameHunter.us. I’ve got a course there called The Ultimate Job Interview Framework that will help you a lot to land the next job and interview like an all-star.

So there you have it. 10 simple ways to chip away at your job search in just 15 minutes a day, which you can do on your commute, which you can do when you get home at the end of the day. You can do any time. It’s 15 minutes! Because small steps are going to be adding up. Be consistent. Let me know in the comments what works for you.

I’m Jeff Altman. Visit my website, TheBigGameHunter.us There’s a ton in the blog that can help you. I mentioned my video courses, books and guides. Again, at the website, you can find out about all of that. Also, you can schedule time for Trusted Advisor Services where I answer your questions, you can schedule time for coaching with me. I’d love to help.

Also visit and, sorry, connect with me on Linkedin at linkedin.com/in/TheBigGameHunter Have a terrific day and most importantly be great!

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