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High Impact CVs: 52 brilliant ideas for making your résumé sensational by John Middleton

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9Throw another log on the file

Devise a good tracking system – vital for when you’ve a number of job search activities on the go.

If you’ve ever wandered around a supermarket desperately trying to remember what you were there to buy, you have my sympathy and kinship.

Perhaps I’m unusual in having grey cells that simply don’t jump to attention the way they used to, but I suspect that in these multitasking, information-overloaded, nanosecond noughties, we’re all a bit prone to losing track of the odd strand of the plot. This can be particularly true when we’re looking to change jobs, as there’s a lot of fiddly detail we need to keep tabs on. Here are some possible examples:

   How many job applications do I have on the go?

   How long is it ...

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