Job Search Template - Ringmaster by Jennifer Folsom
 Share
The version of the browser you are using is no longer supported. Please upgrade to a supported browser.Dismiss

View only
 
 
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
1
2
Q:How Does This Work?
3
A:This spreadsheet should help focus your job search by allowing you to set some parameters, identify target organizations, hone in on desired roles and use your professional contacts to network yourself into your dream job.
4
5
Q:How Do I Identify Target Organizations?
6
A:There are a lot of employers out there, you need to set some parameters on location, size, mission and industry. What companies do you love? Who have you always admired? Know that woman at the bus stop in heels? Where does she work? Draw from your life experiences, interest and passions to identify realistic potential employers.
7
8
Q:How Do I Narrow Down Job Families and Roles?
9
A:This might seem obvious, but it's very important to be aware of the nuances of job families and titles so that your'e seeking the appropriate job level (e.g. Project Coordinator vs. Project Manager). If you're looking to jump from the commercial sector to non-profit, or from one industry to another, do the titles and roles change?
10
11
Q:Who Are My Professional Contacts?
12
A:Anyone you know in those organizations, or anyone with your desired role in other organizations. The idea is to leverage your existing contacts in a smart way and build out the "holes" in your professional network. You can do this by attending industry-specific events, using LinkedIn's search function for "6 degrees of separation" and generally improve your elevator pitch so that you know what to say when someone asks, "how can I help with your search?"
13
14
Q:Is this Homework?
15
A:No, but it's a very handy tool to use your highly-valued time wisely. When you take an hour to work on your job search, you know where you need to reach out, which events you need to attend, and with whom you should have coffee to network yourself into your next role.
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
Loading...