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Day 19: Notebook

You will need to remember many things to have a successful job search. It is critical to take notes. This advice goes well beyond your job search into your eventual job. Always have a notepad and pen ready to copy down notes from a presentation or meeting. Some find this as the best way to manage their daily to-do list. It’s honestly what you make of it.

For a job search applicants are constantly sending out resumes and applications that it may become confusing what and where they applied. Taking note of where you applied and for what is super important. As you progress in your search, continue to take note of the status of various applications. Note the recruiters and hiring managers you’ve met with and if you have followed up. This entire process should ensure that you do not lose your way during your job hunt. 

 

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