If you’ve been looking for a new job, but haven’t gotten much traction, it is time to diagnose what’s working and what’s not working. Throwing your resume on more sites, applying to more jobs or meeting more people might make you feel more productive. But the best way to re-prioritize your search is to determine what isn’t working. Start by asking questions about how you perform some basic job search activities. 1. How many jobs did you apply to last month? You should be tracking your applications, so you can keep track of the resumes and cover letters you use. Read more.