Adrianne kept a notebook next to her computer where she wrote down every job she applied to. She kept a log of the date, the company, the position and any additional details that would help in her follow-up. After following up on her applications, she would then update the notebook with who she talked to, the date she followed up and any information they gave her.
Take Andrea’s lead
In a competitive job market, you may find yourself applying to jobs for awhile before the right job comes around. By keeping a log of every position and all details, you will make it easier for yourself to follow up and track your progress. It can be something as simple as:
Date followed up
This will also help if you get called in for an interview weeks after applying – you may have forgotten you even applied!
Taking an organized approach to your job search will not only help you keep your sanity, it will also help you remember what happened every step of the way.