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Using the Time Waiting on Job Reply Productively

There are probably a lot of you freelance writers, bloggers and internet marketers who already practice this method of being productive while you wait to hear back from potential employers. If you aren’t using these methods of making your job hunting and waiting time productive, I hope these tips will be helpful to you. Of course, if you haven’t been looking for an online job that long, you will just want to keep on applying for more jobs. It IS a numbers game, after all, and there is a LOT of competition for interesting work with good pay.

However, if you have been applying for jobs left and right, day after day, and especially if you have a couple of special jobs you REALLY, REALLY want, instead of sitting around stressing, or getting frustrated because there are no emails from employers who have realized what a brilliant talent you are, there are several ways to make good use of the interim.

Of course, writing for penny payers like AC or TextBrokers is one option. But if you are like me and fed up with working for peanuts and you know for sure that you will soon get a job that pays well and that you love, if you just keep trying, one way to be productive is to use Google Chrome when you visit job sites. Why Google Chrome as the browser of choice? Because the neat little trick it performs is to save every site you have visited in the History section of your tools. No having to remember to save the sites to favorites. Just go back to your history and you will find every site you have visited.

Using Google Chrome as your browser will allow you not to have to apply for the job right there on the spot. You won’t even want to, because for one thing, you feel very good about your chances to land more than one job you have already applied for, and for another, all you are doing is seeking a backup plan in case one of those jobs you are hoping to get doesn’t pan out. There is no sense in wasting yours or a prospective employee or client’s time by applying for a job you very well might not take or don’t want. There’s enough crap content online without adding to it, due to the fact that you hate what you are doing.

Another way to make use of your time is to look for jobs on craigslist, but not apply for them right then and there. The way to do this is to check out the top right hand top of the ad for the job you are viewing. There is a link there that says, “Email this job to a friend.” Almost everyone has more than one email address. So email the job to yourself at one of your other email addresses. That way, the job will be sitting there waiting for you if you need to apply for it in a few hours, or a few days.

Good luck on your job search. I am enjoying the process for one of the first times in a long time. Once I decided to refuse writing for peanuts and stop taking jobs that I hate just to make money, I felt such relief, and also the surety in my heart that the perfect job for me is right around the corner.