Organize Your Job Search With 5 Key Apps

Jan 6, 2016Tips0 comments

You’re smart, talented, and awesome. But the key to life: organization. You don’t need a million productivity tools. A simple, solid system will let you shine. Get on point, and get your next job, with these five apps.

1. Notes

To be properly prepared, you’ll need to make, and manage, a lot of notes. Keep them all in one place with OneNote. In your “Job Search” notebook, create a tab for each company you’re applying for. In each section, create these pages:


  • Company info – check out the company’s site, and summarize the most important info for you
  • Team – hiring manager, people you’d be working with, and people you talk to
  • Interview – prep (including points to mention, and questions) and notes (including info you jot down after the interview about what you discussed)

2. To Do

Make sure to return the call from the hiring manager, submit the assignment they gave you, and pick up your interview blazer from the dry cleaners. Track your job search tasks with a task manager.

Our go-to: Todoist. Create a “Job Search” project, and a project within it for each company. Set deadlines. Collaborate with people on shared lists. It’s a simple yet powerful way to manage your job search and your life. Your tasks will be out of the way, without spending a ton of time, so you can focus on what’s important.

3. Calendar

Hiring managers may send you interview invites through Google Calendar. Beyond that, you should use it to schedule your job search. Whether you’re working right now or not, use a “Job Search” calendar and block off some time. Know that from 6 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, you’ll be working on looking for work. The rest of the time, you can do other things, and relax.

4. Chill

In a frenetic world, people are pushing back. Try mindfulness. It’s all about staying in the moment. You’ll work better, faster, and happier. That’s why companies like Google and Intel are using it with their employees. In 10 minutes per day, Headspace makes mindfulness easy and tech-savvy.

5. Job Applications

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