Job Search Checklist

Alex Strickland

Alex Strickland

created on Jan 1, 2012

Excellent
4.76 with 160 votes
    Prepare several versions (a different one for each position you are applying for).
    Use plain text, standard fonts for all resumes to be imbedded in e-mails or attachments.
    Show it to several people and get their suggestions.
    Geographic preferences, salary, job type.
    Categorize and prioritize your list (Your Network).
    Categorize and prioritize your list (Your Target Companies)
    Calls/messages sent, companies/people contacted, responses received, resumes sent, information received, meeting and phone call notes, interviews, thank you notes sent.
    Set aside particular hours each day for job searching.
    Brochure? List of projects? Paper versions? Electronic versions?
    Hand them out at meetings, interviews, etc.
    Job search plan of what you will do when, how many people you will contact, etc.
    List of industry requirements compared to your list of capabilities.
    Both professional and personal; use them as "advisors" for your job search.
    Name, qualifications, capabilities, history, skills.
    If you are going to need to leave your current job to pursue you new job, prepare a professional statement explaining why.
    Different versions for different jobs, on both paper and electronic.
    For inclusion in e-mails, job search internet sites, etc.
    For job search and how-to resources, book, and articles.
    Resume paper, stamps, envelopes, paperclips, a professional pen (that does not click).
    Paper or electronic (whichever will keep you better organized).
    To keep your records and materials orderly, space for computer, printer, etc.
    Make sure it is a professional sounding e-mail account (school e-mail addresses are fine), create your e-signature.
    Create a professional outgoing message.
    Include your resume, projects (remember anyone may be able to see it).
    Use this list you created in the Startup Phase (talk to anyone new you meet).
    Ask them for additional opportunities & possibilities, names, companies, etc.
    Ask them for advice about your job search, not for a job.
    Tell everyone you meet about your job search, pass out business cards, collect names.
    Tell everyone you meet about your job search, pass out business cards, collect names.
    Respond immediately to any openings, in your field, that you see.
    May list jobs, networking information, events.
    Keep all your information updated as changes happen with you and the job market.
    Employment agencies, placement agencies, temp agencies, etc.
    Minimize background noise, be ready to take notes.
    The interviewer may call, so be prepared with questions and answers.
    The interviewer may call, so be prepared with questions and answers.
    Do volunteer work, or attend courses, workshops, events, trainings, or presentations.
    List items you want to cover in the interview and take it with you to the interview.
Excellent
4.76 with 160 votes

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