Rules for Playing the Job Search “Odds Game”
My father taught me “if you cheat, you are cheating yourself.” So don’t cheat on how you count the 10 active opportunities. Each of the active job possibilities must meet one of the following requirements:
• You are doing research and preparing your customized application to send them.
• You applied and are within a 15-work-day (Monday through Friday) window to hear something back.
• You had a phone or face-to-face interview and are within a 15-work-day window to hear something back.
• You heard something back from the company, acknowledging receipt of your application, and you are within the 15-work-day window to take the next step.
The good news: Every time you cross one off your list, you get to shop for a new job and add a new opportunity to the group.