I'm a list person. I have more than a few "to do" lists and probably too many Post-it Note reminders and Sticky Notes on my computer.
It might be easier, some days, to wing it, but my lists help me stay organized and help me keep track of what I need to do and when I need to do it.
When you're job searching, lists can be useful, too. It's hard to keep track of all the details, especially when you have a lot going on. There are tools like JibberJobber will help you manage every facet of your job search. JibberJobber has moved most the Premium features to the free level, so you can tap almost all site resources for free.
There are also checklists you can use if you need help with just one component of your job search. The job search internet privacy checklist will help you keep track of your online presence. The resume proofing checklist will make sure your resume is perfect, and the cover letter checklist is worth using before you send out a cover letter.
If you've lost your job, use this job loss checklist to make sure that you're doing everything you should be to job search effectively. When you get a job offer, use the checklist to ensure that you have considered all the alternatives and weighed all the options prior to making a decision to accept the position.
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