Congratulations! You’ve identified your career target, written your resume and an initial cover letter or two, created a marketing strategy, and are all set to launch your job search.
Before you start, consider the following brief bits of advice that will help you run your job search more smoothly and productively.
Take the time to create an organizational system for your job search activities. Your system—whether you manage it with paper and pencil, with stacked piles of labeled folders, or with contact-management software—should enable you to
♦ Keep detailed records of people you contact, the gist of your conversation, and follow-up plans and timelines.
♦ Provide storage and ...