Organise Your Hunt to Boost Your Chances
One of the single-most effective things you can do to increase your chances of landing a job is to get organised. Actively managing your applications and activities will help you ensure you never miss an opportunity and are able to follow up on every possible lead when it matters.
In an environment where there can be well over 100 jobseeking applicants per vacancy, depending upon where you live, it's easy to see the need to do something that will bring your application to the top of the hiring manager's pile. Organising yourself to follow up on every opportunity and to capitalise on your contacts and connections could be the difference between getting an interview and having your application read at all in some cases.
That's why the TheJobWorx was designed and built: to give you, the jobseeker, the tools at your fingertips, in the cloud and accessible wherever you can get online, that allow you to track every opportunity you find, every application you make, every contact you know and activities you need to complete. With searches to do, applications to submit and cover letters to write, it's easy to forget who you should be following up with and when, especially if you've been job searching for more than a few weeks. Using a tool like TheJobWorx to help set your daily and weekly activities means you can effectively plan what to do and when, and then be reminded as the date nears.
Being organised lets you plan individual actions for each opportunity that will help you maximise your chances. For example, you may hear about an opportunity from a friend, a colleague or an ex-colleague. You should record this as an opportunity even though there might be no immediate application associated with it. Take some time to consider what you need to do to be in a position to apply. It may be that you need to contact someone else, register with a specific recruiter, or tailor your CV to highlight particular experience. Each of these tasks can be planned in advance and you can make sure you get them done at the right time, while managing your other opportunities along the way.
TheJobWorx was set up specifically to allow you to take this approach to your job search. Being methodical and making the most of every opportunity that comes along is vital if you are to be successful in your goal of landing the job you're looking for.
Article Added: 25/04/2014
Posted By: Paul Docherty