Searching for a job is very much like a job.  It takes good communication, it can be stressful and it takes effort to make it successful.  And just like a job, you’re responsible for managing a list of tasks such as call backs, writing resumes, networking, and more.  For those with children, no job means no money for a babysitter/childcare, and to top it off, when you’re home you can easily get busy taking care of all your household needs.  Just because you’re not employed, doesn’t mean your life is free of a to-do list.

By definition, a ‘to-do’ list is a technique for organizing and defining the tasks one needs to complete within a specified period of time. Writing a list is a convenient way to compile information, and takes the guesswork out of having accurate recall. These lists usually take form with an assortment of errands and projects that are thrown together in one large chunk. The idea behind the list is efficiency, but not all ‘to-do’ lists are created equal.