A successful job search includes these three elements:

  1. Tools
  2. Discipline
  3. Determination

Your tools include a reliable internet connection with reasonable speed, a cell phone with a good connection or a reliable WiFi boost, and a daily journal to log in your networking calls and follow-up activities.  If an employer does call you back, you cannot afford to stumble while you remember which job.  Video is critical, so you must have a good camera – phone or computer – and good lighting. A private place to interview is also vital.  Children crying, dogs barking, or people interrupting – that’s life, but also a no-no during an interview.

Discipline is critical.  You must treat your job search as a full-time job. You will probably work harder looking for a job. Create and follow a daily routine.

Determination.  You will be rejected, probably multiple times. You cannot allow that reality to derail your attitude and daily routine.