Many job seekers and more so University graduates today have ignored the fact that finding a job is a job itself. The job search itself is not merely a matter of how many companies you send your CV but actually is the deliberate and informed search strategy. Therefore, you need to device a good plan on how to land your next career step:KNOW yourself: Many people for a long period of time, struggle to understand where they would place themselves in the professional world. It is important that you identify and list your abilities (new and old) and how you can use them to impress your prospective employer. This is the first step you need to acknowledge. Stop to think and make constructive judgment of your character. Through such an analysis, you will be able to see your value and identify companies that are set out for you.Aim for the right target: Job seekers tend to get to the point where anything will do. This is destructive and stressful because you end up running a race for an unknown reward. Take a look at the different companies that interest you and identify the possibility of these companies hiring your level of expertise. Some companies hire depending on the level of degree say Masters Level or Fresh graduate level. All these are issues you need to put in to consideration.Assertive and Proactive: You have possibly heard this time and time again. But his does not mean you constantly make phone calls to the company where you had your application delivered. Usually, during an interview, a proactive applicant will always make sure to ask the panelists when they expect feedback. Most companies call back the short listed candidates within a week or two. If this period elapses give a call and ask for feedback as to why you might have failed to make it to the shortlist. This will help you review your CV or interview skills for the next opportunity available.Be temporarily Flexible: This cannot be stressed enough. Your first internship or volunteer experience is not the last. You need to do more and more strategically. Think outside the box to have an impact and learn new skills within the company. If it is an internship, figure out what skills you can gain from your interactions with your. Look at other activities that could develop your skills set and get involved especially if possible within the company training. An active temporary staff will always be identified and will get more audience on future career goals and ambitions.With these in place, you won’t be left in the category of idle job seeker. Make an effort and always be open to understand different professional skills through your networks. All the best!