I am a pretty organized person.  I also tend to be very efficient with computer — I’m always looking for the faster way to do things. Applying these qualities to my job search, I have perfected my process, and thought I’d share my “Top 8 tips for automating your job search”:

1. Tracking job applications

It is really important to track what jobs you have applied for.  The three most important reasons that come to my head are: a) If you are contacted about a job, you will easily know where you originally found the job so can find the job description again, b) You may see the same job listed week after week, so it’s easy to go back to your list and see if you have applied for the job already, and c) Many headhunters will want to know if you have submitted your resume to a company they want to present you for.

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A couple of months ago, I had a second round interview for a job I was really interested in.  In this economy, I am seeing that companies are hiring, there are just a lot of candidates applying for each open position. So, I started thinking about a way that I could stand out from the other candidates applying for this job.

Part of the job description had to do with internet marketing, so I decided it would be a great idea to make a video thank you note, which would be a great way to stand out from other candidates, to market myself, and to utilize an online technique to show my comfort level with using technology.

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