Who really sits down and plans their job hunting? It’s important to set goals linked to what you‘re trying to achieve, and as with any goal your job hunting goals needs to be SMART – Specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. Saying you want to be in a job next week is no good. Identifying the job you want to be doing, for whom and by when (e.g. 6 weeks time) is what would be considered a smart goal. Have short and long term goals. Understand what you might need to do immediately still leaving enough time in the week to achieve your long-term job-hunting goals.