Ask a Recruiter: How do I stay organized during my job search?

By: Verizon Careers

Our Verizon recruiters share tips for staying organized while job hunting.

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With most things in life, organization is key. This is especially true when it comes to a job search. In our most recent #AskaRecruiter blog, we’re sharing recruiter tested tips and tricks for staying calm, cool, and collected in your quest. Try these for yourself and take some stress out of job hunting! 

1. Set up Job Alerts

Utilize the alerts feature on the Verizon Careers site to ensure you are the first to know about opportunities. Tailor these alerts by using keywords and locations on our search jobs page so you’ll only see the job postings that match your search. The best part is, you’ll be the first to know about new opportunities within your desired field!

2. Organize your inbox

While organizing your inbox will assist in most things, it is especially important when looking for a job. Create folders, use flags, and color-code your inbox to separate important job-related emails from the rest of your mail. Consolidation will save you time and energy in addition to keeping you up-to-date on your job search progress.

3. Get a mentor for accountability

Mentors offer many benefits. Career planning, advice, and anecdotes are all good resources a mentor can provide. But even more than that, a mentor will hold you accountable when the going gets tough and the job hunt feels overwhelming.

4. Make a spreadsheet to track applications

Searching for a job is overwhelming. Using a spreadsheet to track things like applications submitted, interviews scheduled, communication follow-ups, and more will help you stay organized as you move forward. You’ll also have a list of references to look back on, should you need them again in the future.

5. Outreach and thank you templates

Following up after an interview is job search 101. Why not make it easier by drafting these emails ahead of time? Your thank you emails should always be tailored to your interviewer, but creating a template to work from will eat up less of your time. Trust us, your future self will thank you for this. 

Put your best foot forward by staying organized in your job search. The journey to success starts long before your first day on the job! If you’re in the middle of job hunting, be sure to explore our career areas at Verizon.

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