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Continued: How to make your job search fun

  • Article by: KEVIN DONLIN , Star Tribune Sales and Marketing
  • Last update: September 7, 2011 - 9:17 AM

5) Start Competing
Every game is a competition -- that’s part of the fun. How can you compete against yourself and/or others to find a job faster?

For example, if your neighbor John had a job interview last week, how could you schedule two interviews this week and “beat” him? (Never letting him know, of course!)

Who among your friends has an excellent blog or attractive resume, and how could you set about “beating” their efforts, one step at a time?

6) Celebrate Your Wins
Don’t forget to celebrate the “wins” in your job search. The bigger the victory, the bigger the festivities should be, right up to and including champagne when you get your new job.

Example celebrations: a cup of mocha or a walk in the park this afternoon if you schedule a networking meeting this morning; a cigar or bottle of wine for every job interview, etc.

For this and the other elements of the job-search “game,” you’re limited only by your imagination. Still stumped? Ask a five-year-old. Seriously. They’re experts on fun.

Remember: More fun leads to more self-motivation, which leads to faster results -- and faster employment.

Kevin Donlin is Creator of Since 1996, he has provided job-search help to more than 20,000 people. Author of 3 books, Kevin has been interviewed by The New York Times, Fox News, CBS Radio and others. His free report, The Simple Job Search Manifesto, is found at

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