Make Your Job Search Easier When You’re Busy

Feb 26, 2023 | Job Search, Networking

5 Tricks to Make a Job Search Easier When You’re Busy

If you’re a busy leader who isn’t happy with your current job, then you know how stuck it feels when your time is limited and looking for a new professional path can make you anxious and the spiral just keeps turning down, down, down. You have limited time to dedicate to the work and yet you still need results. These are some simple steps you can take to help you make your job search more effective even when time is tight.

Focus on Quality Over Quantity

It may be tempting to apply for every single job opportunity that looks interesting on paper, but it’s not always the best idea if you’re short on time. Instead of firing off application after application without giving them proper consideration, take some time to research each potential employer and make sure that they are actually a good fit. Use Jobscan or any other resume optimizer to customize each application. This will help ensure that the applications you submit are tailored specifically to each position, increasing your chances of getting contacted for an interview.

Automate Your Job Search

Technology makes it easy to save time while searching for jobs with tools like automated searches or alerts that notify you when new positions become available. This allows you to stay on top of new openings without having to spend hours trawling through listings manually every day. Most job sites also offer mobile apps and custom alerts so you can keep up-to-date on available positions even when you’re on the move.

Network Like a Pro

Even if you don’t have much free time outside of work, networking is still an important part of any successful job search strategy – especially if it’s been awhile since you last looked for a new position! Take advantage of social media platforms such as LinkedIn or Twitter which allow users to quickly connect with other professionals within their industry without ever leaving home or their office space (or their commute). A few well-crafted messages can easily open up opportunities which would otherwise take hours (if not days) worth of legwork offline!

Create an Online Portfolio

An online portfolio is essential for any professional trying to land interviews in today’s competitive market – regardless of experience level! Platforms like WordPress or Squarespace make it easy for busy leaders who don’t have much time (or tech skills) by allowing users to customize templates quickly and easily – no coding required! Not only does this show employers what kind of talent and skillset they could bring onboard should they hire them, but having one also instantly sets them apart from other applicants who don’t have one at all!

Get Help from Recruiters

Working with recruiters can be extremely beneficial if you’re pressed for time during your job search because they do most of the heavy lifting upfront such as finding potential jobs, vetting candidates and scheduling interviews etc.. While working with recruiters requires paying fees upfront (which can be steep), the return on investment often outweighs these costs given how much faster they’ll be able to get results compared with doing everything yourself!


Executives with busy lives shouldn’t let themselves feel discouraged about taking the plunge into a new job search – no matter how limited their available resources may seem at first glance! With just a few tweaks here and there, anyone can find success during their next career move – regardless of whether or not they have unlimited amounts of free time at hand! By focusing on quality over quantity, automating parts of their search process, networking strategically online, creating an online portfolio and seeking out experienced recruiters; busy executives will find themselves closer than ever before towards finding success in their next big career move – even if it means battling a time crunch along the way!

Patrick Lage

Written By: Terri Wiksten, Chief Operating Officer

Terri Wiksten is a dynamic powerhouse who works harder than anyone you know and tackles every task with 100% effort while maintaining her enthusiastic, cheerleader attitude!

She loves helping professionals save time and money as they search for their next challenge and thrives on how technology turned this industry on its head, allowing for constant change and opportunity to do things better and more effectively for our clients.