This time of year, you can’t help but think about Santa and his naughty and nice list. He’s a smart guy. Lists are very useful! And it turns out we make lots of lists.
Shopping lists for example (check out this one from Michelangelo). Most of us wouldn’t think of going to the supermarket without a list. Professionally, we couldn’t do our jobs without a “to do” list. People use packing lists when they travel. Pilots have pre-flight checklists. And there are many other examples.
Why do we make so many lists? Again, because they’re helpful! They save time and keep you from forgetting anything important. It’s simple, but it works.
So, let’s say you’re looking for a new job. Have you ever felt a little overwhelmed at all the things there are to do?
A list can help.
A list will help you keep track of what you need to do and what you’ve already accomplished. It will help you stay organized and make sure you don’t miss anything. There are lots of parts to the process – resumes, interviews, social media profiles, follow up – and things to remember to do under each.
Here’s a basic list that you can start with. It was developed from our All-In-One, Comprehensive Guide to Finding Your Next Job. It takes 6 major categories and lists specific things you should be thinking about or doing. Download the free Guide if you would like more detailed information about each of the to dos and the best way to get them done. You can also customize it with what you need
Or, just use it as a quick checklist to keep yourself organized. But make sure that like Santa, you check it twice!