Organizing Your Job Search

Josie TothAs you know, being organized reduces stress on yourself and others. If you’ve noticed that your job search could use a little bit more… orderliness, the following tips will help you get started.

Create a Job Search Email Address
Have an email address that you will only use to correspond to companies, networking contacts/groups, and anyone assisting you with your job search. Keeping your job search related emails separate from your personal emails will ease prioritizing tasks such as filling out applications, sending cover letters, resumes and thank you notes, and scheduling networking events and interviews. It also keeps you from missing deadlines, for submitting documents and forgetting interviews.

To create the email address, use a job title or skill that your occupation and/or industry values. If you’re bilingual, include that as well. For example,

Make your Document Names Easy to Understand
Use a consistent, logical format to name your documents. By doing so, it’ll take you less time to locate them and anyone who receives your documents will quickly understand what it is. For instance, consider FirstLastNameJobTitleCompany.docx or FirstInitialLastInitialJobTitleCompany.docx.

Review Workforce Solutions Featured Jobs Listing and Job Fairs & Hiring Events Everyday
Look through these pages every morning to help you get focused on your job search.

In addition, my colleague, David Spears, has written two blogs that also provide great advice on how to be organized when searching for a job:

E-Organized Job Search

More Electronic-Organized Job Search

Feel free to share your organizational tips below ☺

Be well,

Josie Toth is a Regional Facilitator for Workforce Solutions. She facilitates job search skills and career exploration classes in the 13-county Houston-Galveston area. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and enjoys encouraging others in their pursuit of meaningful work.

Author: Blogforce

Workforce Solutions provides comprehensive human resource services for businesses and residents of the 13-county Houston-Galveston Gulf Coast region. Workforce Solutions helps employers solve workforce-related business problems and area residents build careers, so that both can better compete in the changing worldwide economy. Our Employer Service Division provides personalized service to help employers find qualified applicants for their jobs, build the skills and expertise of their new and current employees, and address human resource needs. We operate multiple community-based career offices in 13 Texas Gulf Coast counties to help residents get a job, keep a job or get a better job – offering placement, career counseling and financial aid services. We partner with the region’s businesses, educational institutions, civic organizations and community leaders to find solutions to current and future labor needs of industries that are vital to the region and its economy.

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