Yes, you can manage it all.

jugglingBeing able to manage your time well is a great skill to have, especially when you are balancing courses, activities, volunteering, attending social events, and more. Having a set plan or schedule of how you’re going to manage it all is important.  Below are a few basic steps you can take to add in your job search, along with all your other obligations.

Step 1: Find a calendar online.
Step 2: Write in your class schedule.
Step 3: Next write in your other commitments (sports, volunteer commitment(s), student activities, internship, etc.).
Step 4: See what areas of your day are open, maybe it’s a half hour or an hour in between classes? Or, maybe it’s a full hour in the morning, before you jump into the day, or after your last class.
Step 5: On the calendar, write in Job Search where you have some free time.
Step 6: Dedicate some time two days a week to search for jobs, and time on one day a week to apply for jobs.
(Caveat: this means that your resume, cover letter, interview prep, and your elevator pitch are all ready for action!)

Once you add your career search into your calendar, you’ll stay on task.

By walking through these steps and finding your time for the job search, you’ll see that you’re capable of balancing it all.

By Colleen Murphy
Colleen Murphy Senior Associate Director, Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development Center Colleen Murphy