Organization Tips: Job/Internship Search
Call me nerdy, but I love to be organized. Creating to-do lists, files on my computer, and knowing where everything is, makes me feel happy. Through applying to internships and now jobs, I’ve learned a thing or two about the best way to stay organized while searching for your next step in the professional world.
1. Create a separate email account. When I was searching for internships in college, that was the first thing I did. The reason being, I didn’t want important emails to get lost in the multitude of emails I get per day to my college account. This will be the email that you list on your résumé, LinkedIn, and applications.
2. Use Excel to organize companies. Searching for a job in my senior year of college, I decided that I wanted to be a bit more organized than just create a separate email account. I created an excel sheet to organize everything about the process, from finding the job to getting an interview. At the top of the sheet, I listed Company Name, Job Title (link to the job posting), Location, Date Found, Date Applied, Password (if the application requires a password), Result, and Notes.
3. Create a file folder on your desktop. The last tip I have for staying organized during the job/internship search is to create a folder on your desktop that has everything you need for the process. In my folder, I have my résumé, cover letters, and the job search excel file. Many applications require you to drag and drop your résumé, so it’s easy having it in a folder on my desktop.
I hope these tips help you in your job/internship search!