Job Search Management Tools (in Excel)
Below is a list of samples, templates, tutorials, etc. that will help you create
powerful job search tools (e.g. traditional or guerrilla styple resumes, marketing tools, interviewing strategies, etc.) and
enhance your overall job search skills. To download a specific file, click on its link!
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This workbook contains the following spreadsheets to help you manage your job
- Instructions: Provides instructions on how to use
the other spreadsheets.
- Financial Planning: Check your financial situation for the duration
of your Job Search and develop an action plan to manage them if you are short.
- Weekly Schedule:
This is your "Job Search Action Plan" in action. This is based on our recommendation that you only put in
30 hours a week on your job search to avoid burnout and being out of acton for 4-6 weeks because of it. You use the
Top 4 Job Search Methods (1. Networking, 2. Targeting Your Top 20 Companies, 3. Recruiters and 4. Internet Job Boards) to
lay out your action plan for a Monday through Friday, 30 hour week.
- Contacts: Name, contact
type, address, phone #, fax # and email address for each of your job search contacts.
- Job Search Log:
Allows you to keep notes on the calls you make to your job search contacts (HR staff, recruiters, hiring managers, your
champions inside your top 20 target companies, etc.). There is a Call Back field for every contact where you enter the
date when you want to follow up with them again. When open this spreadsheet each day, Excel will highlight the Call
Back field in maroon if the date in this field equal to the system date on your PC. This is a visual alert that helps
you quickly determine who you have to call back that day. Way cool!
- Progress Tracking:
Lists the common tasks job seetkers perform each week. For each task, you enter your weekly goal (in hours) at
the beginning of of each week. At the end of the week, you enter the actual time spent on each task. The spreadsheet
then calculates your percent of goal for each task and your percent for all tasks for the week. There is also a graph
that shows your weekly percent of goal for all the weeks that you have been keeping track of to help you see whether or now
you've been improving. If you not improving, have a friend or former co-worker help you figure out why your off track
(e.g what's stopping you or getting in your way) so you can get back on your game.
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