It is essential to keep a record of your job hunting activity. By this I mean a little black book. A recruitment log will benefit you job search in a number of ways.
– It will provide a record so you can analyse what is working and what is not. I regularly meet career coaching clients who are not getting the results they want. Most do not keep records and when we analyse their activity they are relying on one strategy. Information from you log will help focus your activity.
– It will make your job hunting more professional. You will easily know what companies you have approached reducing the possibility of applying to the same position twice.
– It will prove a valuable source for when you are back hunting again. It will be a resource of recruitment consultants you have worked with or industry contacts.
If you keep doing what you are doing you will keep getting the same results.
Great if you are getting positive results. Your recruitment log will help you identify what is working but more importantly what is not. There are many ways to source a job and you must embrace all strategies. There are reactive strategies such as recruitment agencies and direct application like papers and job boards. Most jobseekers will gravitate towards these strategies as they are easier. If they are not working you can approach them differently or look at proactive strategies. Proactive strategies include networking and speculative approaches to companies. Remember 50% of jobs are never advertised so proactive strategies will help you unearth these gems!!