Tracking your job applications.
One favorite thing I do is to track my progress.
I journal, I track my food, my weight, my emotions and a whole lot more. For me, this is how I see my progress.
Today I will be sharing with you a way to track how effective your job application process is.
I have used this method with my mentees in Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) and it has given us a great insight on their progress.
The key here is to make at least one quality job application per day. Quality means your profile matches at least 70% of what the job description is looking for, you tailor your resume and cover letter to what to the job description and you research the company.
Tacking can be as easy as preparing an excel sheet with the following columns:
1. Date of application
2. Name of the company
3. Hiring Manager’s name
4. Link to the job posting
Everytime you make a quality job application, you put an entry and update the progress.
By doing this, we can see as to which applications took us to an interview and even job offer and see what we did and try recreate the process with other applications we make.
I hope this helps. If you have questions, I’ll be happy to try and answer them.