If you’re heavy into your job search, you’re probably up to your eyeballs in job applications and recruiters. You’ve probably sent your resume to what feels like thousands of companies, made several phone calls, and have had a lot of interviews. It can be tough to keep track of where your resumes are, what resume was sent to who. who you’ve talked to, and what step you are in the process. Plus, trying to stand out from other candidates in the competitive job market can be tough. Who has time to make a whole new resume for each job and try to keep track of where each resume went, forget about it?
We’ve compiled some tricks to help you keep your job search organized and find your ideal job.
Use a Resume Builder
Need a Resume or two or more? Use a resume builder. AgHires.com has a resume builder built into your free AgHires Profile. All you need to do is edit your profile to include your experience, education/training, and more. Then easily download your resume by selecting download PDF. No need to spend time playing around with formatting. AgHires Resume Builder has simple fill-in fields to fill out your profile. If you need to make more than one, just update some of your details and download it again.
Keep Resumes Organized
If you want to stand out from other candidates, you’ll want to make yourself the obvious fit. This means molding your resume to match the job description. This is something some job seekers forget. Make it easy for the hiring manager to want to meet with you, take keywords and phrases from the job description, and fit them into your experience and training. If you’re applying to several jobs, you’ll have several different resumes. Keep them all organized by giving each file a personalized name, such as John-Smith-Farm-Manager-Resume. Then keep them all in one place, such as your AgHires Profile.
Organize Your Job Applications Using a Job Manager
Unless you keep a spreadsheet, it’s easy to lose track of each job application and submitted a resume after an in-depth job search. Using a job manager will help you keep track of the status of the application and the contact information. Your AgHires Profile has a built-in Job Manager where you can include the position, company, contact’s information, the job URL, company website, location, and status of the application. Change the status as the application progresses. Choose from researching, new opportunity, applied, interview, hired, and closed opportunity.
Create Several Job Alerts to Track New Openings
Scouring through job boards and other sites every day can being exhausting and time-consuming, but you don’t want to miss a job. Creating a job alert can help you stay up to date on new jobs without having to check each website every day. Sign up for AgHires job alerts here. Make sure to create several alerts with different locations and keywords to ensure you are notified of each job that might be of interest to you.
Use Social Media
Companies and recruiters, such as AgHires, are using Twitter to let candidates know about active openings. Using Twitter’s list tool to create a job search list that includes AgHires, hiring managers, and company hiring handles will allow you to quickly review new openings daily. Also, search or follow hashtags on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Hashtags such as #hiring, #job, #agjob, #mechanicjob, #truckingjob, and more will help you find jobs as well. Plus, include your LinkedIn profile URL on your resume to direct employers to see more details.