That way, you can focus on the tasks that are important and bypass the ones that aren’t.
Searching for a job can be very daunting. After all, there is a lot at stake especially if you’re not currently working. You’ll need a regular source of income to do the things you need to do. Having a system in place that helps you stay on top of submissions, interviews, follow-up calls, and thank you letters is ideal.
Organize your job search by doing the following things regularly:
- Create a spreadsheet that you can update with information. Save a hard copy of the document to the cloud. Then, update the cells with details such as the date, the name of the company you applied to, the title of the job you’re trying to get hired for, and information concerning the outcome of each application. If you haven’t heard back from a company within a week or two, it’s time to call or email their hiring department to make sure that they received your cover letter and resume. Including that information on the spreadsheet makes follow-ups easier.
- Be interview-ready at all times. Do your research about a company prior to being called in for an interview. That way, you’ll know the right things to say when speaking to the recruiter or hiring specialist. Have interview attire on hand that is clean, pressed, polished, and ready to wear. Get a haircut, trim your beard or mustache, and be ready for a phone call or email soon.
There are many things you can do to make your job search as organized as possible. By following the suggestions listed above, you’ll be able to keep track of prospective employers, follow-up on the different interviews that you had, and submit required documentation needed to secure your place in the position that you desired at the company you always dreamed of working for. A BinderBag Messenger bag makes your printed documents portable and accessible wherever you go.