Tracking your contacts

June 26, 2009

Thanks to everyone for making this past Friday great!  We had over 80 people at the meeting and our first hour speaker had a great story to tell.  I enjoyed meeting many of you today and hope you were able to walk away from the meeting with some new contacts and information to assist in your job search.

During the second hour, we discussed the importance of having a single place to manage all of your contacts.  We introduced a process for you to use that will take the stress out of knowing who, what, when of follow up in your job search.  I’ve attached an excel spreadsheet to this post that you can download and use.  Since some of you weren’t able to make the meeting, I’ll try to record an audio file in the future (since I couldn’t locate the old one) that will explain the process in more detail.

Post any comments you’d like to this post so others can benefit.

To your success,
Eric

P.S. You can also check out the Job Search Downloads tab for more info to help you in your search.  If you’re new to the job search, be sure to check out the Jobsearch Cheat Sheet.

  • What you will need to get started?
    • 3 – ring binder
    • Cover sheet for binder (for those Marketing folks)
    • 50 copies of the Contact Sheet
    • 3 copies of the Tracking log – place in the front of binding or inside pocket
    • 1-31 tabs representing the days of the week

Click Here to Download Contact Sheet & Tacking Log


8 suggestions to start your search

June 25, 2009

Congratulations Tom Dawson on your 6 month contract!

Tom spent sometime putting together a presentation to help those in the job search mode.  Here’s a link for you to check out from his LinkedIn page that is worth reviewing.  All 8 suggestions are good ones that you’ll benefit from in your search

Click here -> Jobseeker Suggestions

Thanks again Tom for taking the time to help others!

To your success,

Eric


The Memory Jogger

June 23, 2009

This past Friday we spent time talking about memory joggers.  Memory joggers are an important part of your job search because they help you recall people that are already in your network.  This worksheet will help you develop both your personal and professional network further than you’ve already done.

Be sure to start your job search with at least a couple hundred contacts in your network…if that’s not you, then use the memory jogger worksheet for some extra help.

You can check out the Job Search Downloads tab to learn more or click here to open the file.

Next week, we are going to talk about how to manage all those contacts once you’ve used the memory jogger worksheet.

To your success,
Eric