3 Time-Saving Tips for Your Job Search

August 20, 2013

Career Advice

3 Time-Saving Tips for Job SearchesJob searches are exhausting and it can feel like they are taking over your life. While your extraordinary efforts will always pay off in the end, we wanted to share a few tips that will help you stay motivated — and save time — throughout the process.

1. Set email alerts.
The easiest way to stay in touch with the latest listings for your favorite company is to sign up for email alerts. If your favorite sites don’t have this feature, bookmark their job listings pages for easy access then set a schedule in which you check each website once per week or once per day at the same time.

2. Create a master resume.
Every job seeker needs an overly detailed master resume that covers everything they’ve ever done. From here, you can copy and paste the relevant information for a specific job listing into a new document. The end result is a perfectly tailored resume that didn’t take too much time to make.

3. Save cover letters, and stay organized.
Each cover letter you write should be saved safely on your computer and labeled by company or job title. Although each cover letter should be perfectly tailored to each company and each position, there are likely some well-written paragraphs that can be reused throughout your application process.

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  1. What’s the Difference Between LinkedIn and a Resume? | Spectrum Brands Careers Blog - September 3, 2013

    […] Resumes are specific while LinkedIn profiles are elaborate. A resume should be tailored to each position you apply for, which means that not all of your experiences will be included on every application you send out. Only the relevant ones should be. But a LinkedIn profile is a great place to create a master resume. Show off everything you’ve ever done and feel free to write an elaborate description filled with key words for each one. Plus, a master resume is a great time-saving job search strategy. […]

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