The 60-30-10 Rule of Job Hunting

Here is a simple rule to improve job hunting from Howard Figler, noted author and career coach. Of the hours that you devote to job hunting, make sure that:

  • 60% of the time you should be in face-to–face contact with people in the world of work. “Face-to-face” includes information interviews, job interviews, and networking.
  • 30% on the computer
  • 10% communicating in writing

Why these percentages? Because people who hire trust what they see in front of them. Social contacts will always be important for the job hunter.

In other words, your computer isn’t your most important job hunting tool.

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