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How to be organised in your job search

This may seem irrelevant to some, as why would you need to be organised when looking for a new job – you just apply!
But actually, organising yourself in your job search can maximize your chances of finding that perfect role faster.

Start with defining your career goals:

Figure out exactly what kind of job you are looking for:

  • What do you want to achieve in your next role?
  • What type of organisation/industry do you want to work for?

Set up job alerts:

Most job sites (including the Brampton Recruitment website!) have the option for you to set up job alerts. Once you have signed up, the system will send you job listings which match your criteria. This will save you time trawling through job sites for roles which could be suitable for you, instead you’ll get vacancies that are relevant for you straight to your inbox!

Keep track of your applications:

Keep a spreadsheet of job applications, this can easily be done using Excel (or, if you prefer, Word). It doesn’t have to be complicated; key columns to include should be:

  • The company and contact name
  • How your application was sent – email address/job site used
  • Job title
  • Date applied
  • Closing date
  • Interview details – date, time, location, contact name
  • Outcome of application/interview

Apply for fewer roles:

Focus on the quality not quantity of job applications. Only apply for roles which you genuinely have an interest in pursuing and are qualified for. By applying for fewer jobs you can spend more time on each application and this will maximise your chances of securing an interview.

Make each application count:

Personalise each cover letter and proofread your CV, ensuring it is honed for the role you are applying for.


By organising your job search, you’ll be giving yourself the best possible chance to secure your next opportunity sooner rather than later.

Don’t forget to sign up to our job alerts so you never miss out on your perfect role!




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