Staying organised is key to a successful job search, knowing what you’ve applied for and when will save you a lot of time, reduce stress and help you stay focused throughout your search. Here are 5 ways to stay organised during your job search!

Make a plan

Making a plan before you start your job search is a great way to help you stay focused and keep on track. Determining what it is you’re looking for in your next role, and where you’re going to look for it, will help you narrow down your search and stop you from getting overwhelmed. Decide what you do and don’t want out of a role to filter out any unsuitable positions and help you find a job much faster.

Write down what you’ve applied for

It’s important for you to make a note of any jobs you’ve already applied for, this will help you to keep track of your applications and stop you from accidentally applying for a role again. Also, taking note of when you applied will help you to determine when you can expect feedback.

Make note of any feedback

If you receive any feedback from an application make sure you read it carefully and take note of it. Feedback is a really valuable resource to help improve your applications and learn from past mistakes.

Sign up to job boards

Job boards have some really great features to help you keep track of all your applications! A candidate login area will show you what you’ve applied for and suggest suitable roles in your area. They will also allow you to save an application for later and access them through your ‘dashboard’ at a more convenient time.

Check your email inbox!

If you’re applying for a job through an agency or a job board you’ll likely receive feedback and application reminders via email. These emails are a really useful way to help you keep track of unfinished applications. Don’t miss out on roles because you’ve misplaced an application, make sure you check your inbox regularly to ensure you don’t have any outstanding applications you may have forgotten about.

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