To search and apply for jobs can be a job on their own and sometimes you have to juggle many balls at the same time especially if you are applying for many Job Vacancies in a short period of time.
You should consider job search as a project and projects need management. So in order to be well-organized and to manage your project (Job Search), all you need is a good Job Application Log spreadsheet where you will have all your applications listed with all necessary data about each application.
What Is Job Application Log
Job application log helps you to have all your job applications listed in one place, the possibility to easily check the status of each job application, have a good overview of the job application in case you have been contacted about some job applications and you have applied for many jobs at the same time and need quick information which job application contact is talking about.
One more and very important feature of having a Job Application Log is to be able to set measurable goals about how many jobs you have applied to, over what period of time, where you are finding job leads, etc. When you have measurable goals then you know your performance and that will give you a clue are you underperforming in your job search so you need to push harder in order to find a new job.
Consider the Job Application Log as a management tool that will keep you well-organized while on the job search so that you can be at the end of the day more efficient, focused on other important things, and less stressed.
Without a Job Application Log, it would be extremely difficult to remember what companies you applied to, which positions, when did you apply, what is the stage in the job application process your application at the moment, etc.
Use Our Job Application Log Spreadsheet Template
We have created a Job Application Log spreadsheet that you can download and use in your job search.
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Here are the data that you can gather for each job application in your Job Application Log:
- Job Title
- Company Name
- Company website
- name and title
- phone number
- email address
- Company address (Useful when need to go to a job interview)
- Application deadline
- Application status
The application status column demands a little bit of explanation before we move on with other collected data.
Application status is a very important field in the Job Application Log spreadsheet and you can choose different values for the status from dropbox. The possible values are:
- First Phone Call
- Application Sent
- Follow Up Sent Application
- Follow Up Interview
- Reference Check
- Job Offer
- On Hold
Basically, each status is the phase in the job search and job application process as you can see on the Find Job In Norway By Following These Easy 19 Steps web page. As your job application process is progressing you will update the status and fill out the data dedicated for that phase in the job application process as we will write further in this article.
So let’s move on with the list of data you can collect in the Job Application Log.
- Job description and keywords describing it.
- Date of First Phone Call to a contact person
- How you sent your application
- in person
- regular mail
- Application sent date
- Follow up application
- Phone call
- Follow up date
- Interview Date
- Follow Up Interview
- Phone Call
- Follow Up Interview date
- Reference check date
- Job Offer date
- Job Vacancy link
Here is how the Job Application Log spreadsheet looks like:
Here are some useful words in Norwegian used in this text.
|1||Job (Position) title||Stillingstittel|
|5||Phone call date||Ring dato|
|7||Job application sent||Søknad sendt|
|8||Followed up||Fulgt opp|
You should repeat the steps for the job application process and look for other job vacancies so go back to step Find Job Vacancy In Norway and consider applying for new opportunities.
Good Luck with your Job Search!
Don’t forget that this article is part of a text serious about finding a job in Norway. Depending on the phase you are in at the moment maybe you can find some articles useful for yourself. So please check them out.
Below you can see the infographic with an overview of all the texts in the series. If you click on the link above you will be sent to the page where all these steps are listed.
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Author: Dejan Mladenovic
I moved my family of 3 to Norway in 2008 and created this website so that I can share what I’ve learned with anyone that’s thinking of moving or traveling to Norway. It’s such an awesome place, and I want you to get the most out of it!
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