I like to think of a job search as a campaign to find a great job opportunity in the shortest time possible, with the emphasis on the phrase “shortest time.” The shortest path to a successful job search is based on the principle of velocity.
In the context of a job search, velocity is the speed at which you move along the path to researching, networking, uncovering and applying for job opportunities. Job search velocity is a measure of how quickly we act on information. Whether it’s a job lead or a networking contact — speed is the key.
When we are searching for a competitive advantage in a job market, being able to produce a high rate of velocity is critical to success.