September 29, 2017

12 Simple Ways To Organize Your Job Search

A disorganized job search is the fastest way to sabotage your chances of finding a job. To efficiently and effectively find a job, you absolutely must organize your job search. Before you do anything else, take the time go organize your job search so that you can boost your productivity and ultimately find a job.

A tidy and organized workplace

During a typical job search there’s a lot going on. It’s challenging to keep track of emails, contacts, job applications, resumes, cover letters, follow ups, deadlines, appointments, events, and other facets of the job search. It’s easy to get overwhelmed.

The problem is that if you miss a deadline or forget to respond to an email you can ruin your chances of finding a job. If you can stay organized, job search mistakes like these are less likely to happen – and that means you’re one step closer to finding a job.

If you want to find a job as quickly as possible, here are a few ways to organize your job search:

  1. Treat The Job Search Like An Job
  2. Create A System
  3. Stick To A Schedule
  4. Clean Up Your Office/Work Space
  5. Use A To Do List
  6. Eliminate Distractions
  7. Download Apps For Job Seekers
  8. Keep A Job Application Spreadsheet
  9. Set Up Google Calendars
  10. Make Lists
  11. Know Your Goals
  12. Manage Your Time

Are you doing all of these things? You should be. Unless you want to stay unemployed forever, create a job search routine that works for you. Implement the above strategies to help you stay focused, productive, and motivated. When you’re organized, the job search will be less stressful and that’s a good thing for you.

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About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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