10 tips for an effective job search:

1- Wake up early at a set time to start looking for work. Get up every morning as if you were going to work. Remember that looking for a job is in itself a full-time job.

2- Make a To-Do-List every day. Set your own responsibilities (the things you must do everyday in order to get a job).

3- Have resumes and job information with you all the time. Make sure you have access to a telephone and a computer. Who knows when a HOT LEAD will come your way.

4- Follow up leads immediately. If you find out about a job late in the day, call right away or send an email message. Do not wait until the next day!

5- Write down all employers and recruiters you contact, the date of your contacts, people you talk to, and special notes about your contacts. The greater the number of your contacts, the greater the chances of getting a job interview.

6- Network. Tell everyone you know that you are looking for a job. Stay in touch with family and friends.

7- Choose a career path and then target the employers and recruiters that are related to your career.

8- Make automated connections through legitimate job sites on the Internet. The Internet has become a major source of jobs and careers. Make sure you have an email address to send and receive messages to and from employers and recruiters over the Internet.

9- Take a break from the job search in order to restore your energy. Do some physical exercise, play with an animal, go out with family and friends, etc...

10- Your goals, career and job expectations should be ambitious, but they should also be realistic and consistent.