Here are some great ways to clean up your job search – and get an avalanche of interest.
- Keep notes
Write down every job you’ve applied to – and are going to apply to. You’d be surprised how many people lose track of where they applied. Imagine an impromptu phone call in which you can’t recall the employer? It doesn’t look so great to the interviewer stuttering and stammering in a desperate attempt to mask your lack of organization.
- Detailed notes
Make sure you note important information, including the following:
- Job title
- Contact information
- Name of “inside” contact if applicable
- Set a schedule
Decide 1, 2 or 3 days in the week that you plan to devote your job search. Stick to those days no matter what. No excuses.
- Capitalize on technology
Use any web-based calendars you can manage to learn. Technology is a great organizer: easy to erase or add details as you go.
There are lots of ways to organize yourself. It’s well worth your time and effort.