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7 Job Search Time Wasters and How to Avoid Them

Tania Khadder | MonsterCollege

November 24, 2009

2. Obsessively checking email

Now more than ever, you probably check your email constantly for any responses from employers, or updates on leads. But now more than ever, you need to refrain. Your inbox probably won’t change much in ten minutes. And all that logging in and out, not to mention reading personal emails, is just slowing down your search.

Instead, set aside a few times a day for checking email – once in the morning, after lunch, and at the end of the workday. Maybe one other time in between, if you really need a fix.

It might also be smart to use a different email address for anything related to your job search. That way, while you manage your professional communications, you won’t get sucked into a never-ending thread for your best friend’s boyfriend’s birthday party.

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