Know and manage your Job Search Lead Time

Article by Rijo Johney

About three years ago like many others I found myself looking for job, one of the things that frustrated me the most it the time that took me to find a job I would like to call it as the job search lead time. I had countless interview with agents (recruiters) most of them where of no use and it took me a whole seven months to land on a job. Later on I did and extensive research to see a better way to manage the lead time and found that job.

Job search lead time can vary widely, lasting for as little as a week to as long as two years or more. Because of this, it is very difficult to predict just how long it will take job seekers to find the jobs they want. I feel knowing how long it will take to find a job can help us to plan better just like knowing the time it will take to sell your home.

Literally hundreds of other factors make lead time one of the biggest unknown quantities of a career change. With the economy in its current state, there are job seekers of high quality that are trapped in a situation where the job search lead time can be long.

When I was planning to change my job last year I decided to know my lead time before putting my resume out. With that in mind I contacted all my friends who have changed their jobs in last one year to see the time it took them to get that job. I compiled a database for the same and dissected the data to find that it will take me at least six months to get a job. During that exercise I have learned that by getting a certification in my current skill I can cut down the job search time by at least two months and a better pay.

Sure enough I was able to land to my current job in less than three months. Later on when my friends where looking for a job they started to ask me for the time it took me to get a job and for some tips I used to get the job. That prompted me to quickly develop a secret web site to me and my friends and keep the data in a centralized location where thousands of people around the world can come in like a community and share their lead time.

I initially wanted to keep this site among our close friends. How ever due various reasons my fiends had to share this site to their fiends and their fiends told others and today our secret site has grown much outside of my our friends circle.

I welcome you to visit our site and to see if you can benefit from this database or to share your job search time. While you are there I have compiled a list of top notch recruiters from more than thirty job categories to help you find the recruiter near to your home town. You can also make job related connections with anyone from old friends to new contacts to recruiters around the world

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A simple person who likes to share my experience of my job search
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