How to Organize Your Job Search Workspace


Create a dedicated workspace for your activities.

  • Make sure you have all the resources, tools, equipment that you need
  • Centralize your career transition and career development material so it is readily accessible when needed
  • Place your computer, telephone, and desk space away from household distractions.
  • Establish a telephone answering policy for your home, including an appropriate voicemail greeting
  • Be aware of places that offer photocopying or other job search assistance resources you can access when on the road or travelling out of town

Design an information management system that works for you.


  • Strategic Planner
  • Spreadsheets, Gantt charts
  • JibberJobber or other online career management tools
  • Binders, folders, calendars, index cards, Duo-Tangs
  • MS Outlook: contacts, tasks, calendar, follow-up reminders

Prepare documents and other marketing tools in advance.

  • Have an ample supply of documents, portfolios, business cards, and other materials on hand in the case of a panel interview
  • Prepare a checklist to refer to during interviews
  • Know your timetable and have your calendar on hand to schedule future appointments or meetings
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