Friday, May 29, 2009
Fab idea: Better organize your job search
I know a lot of people that on the prowl and searching their hearts out for a job. Some of my friends have literally applied to so many jobs and they can't even keep track anymore. But I think this is where people falter in their job search, we focus so much on applying to as many jobs as possible, that we forget which ones we applied to and forget about the follow-up. Here's a really simple idea: keep track of the jobs you've applied to in an excel sheet. Create headers like 'Employer", "Position", "Contact", "Date Applied", "Did I follow-up?", and so on. Even if you don't hear back from an employer, send an email a week later to see if the position has been filled and tell them you are still interested in the position. Happy hunting, and don't get discouraged!