Perhaps it’s because normal summer vacation is coming to an end. Or maybe finally feeling settled in Cincy has brought it on. Either way, being a not-quite-yet-employed recent college graduate hadn’t bothered me too much… until about a month ago. I’ve been checking job postings online and making connections on LinkedIn for months, but come June, it felt like someone had lit a fire under my butt. I went a bit insane, writing cover letters, applying for every job I came across, and after a few days, I realized that my frenzy had resulted in a whole lot of disorganization that was probably hurting my chances more than helping them.
Luckily for me, I stumbled across JobDash shortly after having this most encouraging thought, and it has been my saving grace. JobDash is way more than a job search site; it has completely reorganized, refocused, and rejuvenated my job search process. It keeps me on a strict schedule for each separate job that I add while also assisting me in the job research and keeping track of my separate resumes and cover letters.
Here’s an example of how to add a job to your JobDash profile. Let’s pretend we’re applying for a Blogger position with Thrive in 1455 (unfortunately that position has been filled!).
After putting all of the important information regarding the job into the form (required education/experience, posting/application link, salary, etc.) and deciding which resume to use based on the job specifications, JobDash keeps you on schedule with applying, following up, interviewing, every little aspect of the normally frustrating job application process. With JobDash, it feels like I’m spending less time out of my day on my job search and getting better and more recognizable results.
JobDash also has other cool features like a whole “Coach” section that provides great tips for snagging a job that you’ll love. Do you have a 30-second elevator pitch of your brand? Are you fully utilizing social media in your job search? JobDash gave me a great refresher course to really get me focused on what I want out of a job. It has seriously been a godsend for me, and I would wholeheartedly recommend it for anyone looking for employment.