Job Search Checklist

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  • 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.
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