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You are out there, day and night, looking for the perfect job. You find though that you are starting to become disorganized and you believe that it is just part of the process, after all, you are working so hard to find the employment of your dreams. The thing is though, without proper organization skills while you are looking for work, things will begin to slowly unravel.

If you do not take it slow and one step at a time, you will find that you will quickly become overwhelmed and land yourself in a situation that you cannot get out off easily. If you become overwhelmed then you might find that your job search will become more difficult and less productive as time rolls on. This is not something that you want to be stuck facing any time soon so you have to take action now before it is too late. You want work and you want it now.

Get organized. Create a spreadsheet. Do something other than just hoping for an employment offer. You want to make sure that you are keeping track of your interview timings. This will help you to determine just when it is time to contact a company to give a follow up, “thank you”. If you are just applying to one or two companies, such focus and organization is probably not needed. If you are hitting the pavement hard, you will soon find that everything begins to run together and you do not want to miss out on the follow-up with a potential employer.

Such situations usually come about when people are expanding their search into other types of careers, just hoping that they will get a bite and will soon have one of the many jobs that they have applied for. It is a scary situation, but one that would be scarier if you are not organized.

Imagine that you have sent in two hundred resumes and spoke to seventy-five people regarding careers. Out of the seventy-five contacts, you manage to get in twenty interviews. If you suddenly get a call from someone regarding a position, are you really going to remember what that position was about? How are you going to remember whether it was one of the ones you interviewed for, one that you simply spoke to someone on the phone about, or one that you simply sent in a resume? You will not and this can give off very bad early warning signs to the potential employer.

If the employer feels as though you are all over the place and are unable to stay organized in your job search, how is he or she supposed to believe that you would be a practical employee and keep your work responsibilities in order, especially when it is on someone else’s dime?

You also want to make sure that you are networking. The more you get your name around, the better chance you are at getting the career offer that you have been waiting for. Also, your networking skills could pay off when you are able to name drop, in a professional manner of course.

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