How to organize your Job Search?
It is very easy to go and apply for multiple positions and for multiple job openings at different locations and website. But to keep a track of it is extremely important yet confusing.
Many a times it is seen that candidate apply for almost all possible job profiles and then forget. When they finally land up getting the call, they then have no answer or sound confused by saying, “Actually I applied for a lot of jobs, so I don’t remember…”
Indeed you would not want to squander your time by missing important application deadlines, garbling with companies and positions, confusing interview times, or forgetting follow up.
It is equally important to properly manage your job search as important it is to identify job opportunities and submitting your application.
Tips to keep a track of your job applications and stay on top of the job search process.
Maintaining record of Job Application
You must keep a track of your job applications using various methods like excel, word, application or widgets. It makes your job search very simple and effective by keeping a track of your job applications. No need to be fancy, just keep it simple with relevant details such as Company Name, point of contact, reference email ID, date of submission of job application, application summary, time of interview, follow-up and status/response. Some of the ways by which you can keep a track of the records are,
- Spreadsheet in Excel
- Table in word
- Google sheet and calendar
- Free website tools
- Online apps
- Job search dashboard
- Smart Phone
Indeed, there are so many ways to keep track of your job search, but you must decide the most suitable way to cut down your mental overheard. TO simplify your job search focus on quality, and not quantity. So it is always suggested to only apply to genuine positions that you are interested and qualify for. Thereafter format each application and personalizing the cover letter for better response.