I have friends out of work. Their typical approach is to look for jobs online.
As a researcher, I’d argue that is the most inefficient way of finding a job. A proactive approach is the much better approach. A proactive approach puts you in control and makes you look for solutions.
Most of us would never think of taking a vacation without some sort of plan: what time you need to get to the airport, where you’ll be staying, your vacation budget- those types of things.
But how many of us do that with our job search? I’d venture to say not a lot of us do. But, what if you did?
Mind-mapping is one way for you to map out your job search plan. Take a look at the mind-map below and think about it. Click on the image to enlarge it.
I’ve also listed some online mind-mapping tools. Yes, they are all Mac and PC friendly.
To learn how to create amazing mind-maps, visit Mark Dykeman’s site, Mind Maps – A Beginners Guide and Example | Thoughtwrestling http://thoughtwrestling.com/blog/how-make-mind-map/.
To put it all together, head on over to Sean Cook’s site, http://higheredcareercoach.com/2010/11/09/make-a-career-plan-mind-map-and-win-an-e-book/.
To begin using mind-mapping programs check out:
- Robust list of mind-mapping software, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mind_mapping_software. I recommend using Proprietary software as it tends to have more functions and features.
You are now officially mind-mapping ready.