Looking for a job can easily become overwhelming – especially during a pandemic. Fortunately, searching for your dream job doesn’t have to be a painful experience. With the right planning, you can maximise your efforts and get the most out of the time you set aside for job searching. Here are ways to organise your job search to increase productivity.
Create a job search plan
Don’t just job search whenever, wherever. Analyse your weekly schedule and find windows of time for job searching, then block out that time and stick to your schedule. If you’re really busy, know that you may need to be creative about finding time to look for a job. Perhaps you can sneak in an hour before breakfast, after dinner or on the weekends.
Develop a system to organise your job search
You’ll need a way to keep track of which companies and positions you’ve applied to and the status of each application. You might should creating a detailed spreadsheet that tracks all the relevant details of your job search, such as the company, job title, contact details, date you’ve applied, details of any scheduled interviews date, whether or not you’ve followed up, and status of your application. However, if you’re someone who forgets to update the spreadsheet, consider free online project management tools like Trello.
Use technology to job search for you
Most job search websites offer you free alerts, via either email or text, when a new job is posted that matches your search. Some even offer Twitter feeds that tweet new job postings as they come in. Choose whichever type of alert is most convenient for you, and choose daily or to-the-minute updates so you learn about new job openings as soon as they are posted.
Apply for the right roles
A lot of jobseekers believe that the more jobs they apply for, the higher their chances of getting an interview. As a result, they aimlessly apply for any open position you find. However, applying for jobs you’re not qualified for is a waste of your time, not to mention an easy way to become disorganised. It’s always best to send out fewer CVs that are carefully tailored to specific roles.
Hopefully, you can see the benefits of organising your job search. This process involves many activities and tasks, so organisation is vital. It helps you plan, schedule, and complete your objectives. It also helps you store your information and balance everything daily. Analyse these tips and see whether or not they’ll work for you. If not, then make it a priority to find an organisational system useful for you – and stick with it.
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