Find a Friend in the Same Situation

During the course of your job search you will meet an innumerable number of people – a few of them will be in exactly the same situation as you. Whether you are leaving a large corporate job to join a startup, or moving from freelance to in-house, find someone who is making a similar transition and going through the same process as you.

Schedule a call or a meeting with this person every two weeks until you both have jobs. During your call, do the following four things:

  1. Share any advice you have gotten.

  2. Review the people you have met and the events of the last two weeks.

  3. Compare notes on what mentor meetings or pitch emails have yielded.

  4. Hold each other accountable to your goals.