Job seekers should have a specific plan in mind each day to optimize their job search, career coach Mary Jeanne Vincent writes in this column. Vincent cites the research of brothers and authors Chip and Dan Heath in suggesting job seekers break the process down to smaller steps to avoid being overwhelmed, find new ways to network and review and update resumes to make them more effective. "Build habits that support your goals. When your behavior is habitual, it requires less mental energy," Vincent writes.

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