How To Better Organize Your Job Search

When you are searching for a new job, one of the best ways of achieving success is by making sure that you are organised and thorough in your approach. The more positions you apply for, the more difficult it can get to keep track of closing dates, additional information required, correspondence etc. You don’t want to miss out on getting the job of your dreams because you were not organised enough. So, here are a few of the best ways to make your job search better organised.

Organize the Essentials

First of all, make sure that you have all your essential details to hand. If you need to check any additional information or apply for something extra through a system like an aadhar card portal, now is the time to do so. Ideally, everything should be in a single spreadsheet so that you can copy and paste each bit of information over as you need to.

Next up, you should update your resume. Not only do you need to add in new information, you should also take away anything which is no longer relevant. Also, make sure that you take the time to tidy up any relevant online profiles such as LinkedIn.

Create a Schedule

Things tend to run so much more smoothly when you have a schedule that you are working to.

First off all,you should work out how much time you will be setting aside to the job-searching process. To make sure that you maintain motivation, you should be working on this on a daily basis.

Your schedule should be divided up into the time that you spend looking for new job openings, the time you are working on new applications, and the admin-based tasks of replying to all your emails etc.

Minimize Applications

There is no point taking the time to complete application forms of jobs that you really have no interest in doing. Start by narrowing off your job search so that you are only applying for positions which are directly aligned with your career goals.

You should also go for openings which match the skill set that you have. However, don’t be afraid to ‘reach’ for a position which may test and challenge your limitations. This is always going to be better than going for a job which you are obviously overqualified for.

Track Each Job

How you decide to track each job that you apply for is ultimately up to you, but one of the best ways of doing this is by creating a spreadsheet. Some of the basic information which you need to write down includes: company name, contact details, date applied, deadlines and interviews, and the status of the application. 

Organise your job search more thoroughly and you are much more likely to be successful in your quest to find a position which suits you.

Also, you are more likely to find a good match rather than having to take a job which you are less than enthused about.

This post has been contributed by Ryan Gatt, it may contain affiliate links.

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