Organizing Your Job Search

Brainstorm

  • Brainstorm a list of companies or organizations that interest you as a potential place of employment.
  • Talk to people you know for some ideas.

Research

  • Research those companies that interest you, either via the Internet or other available resources.
  • Bookmark those companies' websites in a "Favorites" folder on your computer.
  • Determine the best job search method for you to contact these employers.

Organize

  • Create and maintain a file, either paper or electronic, for each company that you contact and apply to.
  • Record and file all correspondence and relevant information, including dates, times, and contact names.

Follow-Up

  • Be sure to follow-up after a contact, application or interview.