I came across this write-up by William Henderson, who graduated from Berkley in ’95. William “spent several years as a project manager for a leading consulting firm” and put together a serious action plan for his job search – which lasted 9 weeks (3 weeks shorter than what he thought was “the average”).
William put together an excellent formula and, with “persistence,” was able to get the job done. What did he do? In a nutshell his plan was:
- Develop a 12 week project plan,
- Organize a job search committee,
- Attend at least 5 networking events each week,
- Focused search (in his case, to seven potential employer organizations that he needed to network his way into)
- Develop relationships with several recommended executive recruiters,
- Sent thank-you notes and follow-up announcements to his network.
You really have to read his article – it is a nice 8-minute read. What is your plan? If you are serious, and don’t have a plan yet, I recommend you *borrow* his!
Very cool William!