As you go forward in your job search, you will find yourself accumulating a large amount of information. If you do not currently have a pocket Day-Timer or Franklin Planner, now is the time to get one. It is absolutely vital for planning your time and keeping track of all the contacts you will be making. If you do not have a pocket day-planner, call Day-Timers at 800-225-5005. Ask one of their order takers to send you their free (can't beat that price) Pocket Day-Timer Sample Kits. They will promptly send out to you a three-month supply of planners in a variety of styles and full instructions on how to use them profitably. This will give you enough time to get used to the system and decide which style you like best if you want to order more. Yet stick with the smaller pocket-sized planner. The desk-sized planners lack the portability you will need for keeping information current and always available.
You can not always control what happens to you, but you can always control how you react to what happens to you.
Begin now to plan your day, plan your week, and plan your life. Fifteen to thirty minutes a week will pay back in multiples down the road, especially when you are organizing your job search.
Its not rocket science, but applying the simple planning and organization principles of the Day-Timer system will greatly increase your efficiency and productivity. No more missed appointments. No more forgotten assignments. No more lost phone numbers. And a much greater emphasis on completing tasks and reaching a definable goal, day in and day out.