If you’re like most of my clients, looking for a job, well…sucks!
You feel like you’ve applied to a hundred places, and haven’t heard back from any of them. By the time you do get a call from a recruiter you barely remember applying there in the first place!
You need a process, my friend. An assistant to show where you’ve applied, sends you reminds on what to do next, and gives you data so you can troubleshoot what is going wrong and where you are getting stuck.
You’re in luck, because I have a system for you. For free.
Why Trello: Unlike a spreadsheet, Trello is interactive and a POWERHOUSE of organization.
Here are the basics: I set up a “card” for each job I’m interested in and have a column for each stage of the job search process.
Here is the superpower: within each card, I have the ability to do some really cool stuff:
Now that you understand the power of cards, here’s where having well-planned next steps comes into plan. You can automate your job search by planning out each step, ensuring you never lose track of an application or forget to follow up again.
Here are the columns I recommend
What’s that? Ooo what a shiny and organized job search. But here’s the REAL magic – having those cards and those columns can start to give you some valuable insights into your search. I’m talking game changing stuff that will save you days and potentially months of spinning tires.
By using a job search tracker you can visually see your progress. You can answer things like: how many applications are you really doing a week? What’s your conversion rate between the application and phone screen? How many phone screens are turning into interviews. If you constantly feel like you’re hitting walls, it’s important first to find out where the walls are.
Thats the real beauty of having a process to follow and automating as much of it as possible. You’re able to free up your time, yes, and less likely to lose track of important details. But more importantly, you can see where you stop making progress. And that’s a huge piece to mastering a job search.