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Keep Track of Your Job Applications and Interviews with Office Apps

July 10, 2011 | | Comments 0

Nailing Your Interview and Keeping Track with Office Apps

Whether you’re fresh out of college or have been laid off, you’ve probably found that the job market competition is pretty intense.  You’ve had your resume critiqued, and you’ve sent it out to every company with job openings and even to some with none.  You wait anxiously for a phone call – just one.

The call comes.  You’ve got an interview.  Don’t get too cocky.  With the unemployment rate over 9 percent, you will be up against some other great candidates, even some who will probably be overqualified for the position.  Your resume may have gotten you in the door, but you have to have more than that in the interview to land the job.

Interviewers

One way to wow the interviewers is to have your questions ready.  Not the general “How much does this pay,” and “What’s the benefit package” questions.  Research the company.  Most will have a website.  Read it, memorize it, know it.  Read about the company’s history, its mission, the industry.  Have relevant questions about how the company and the industry.  Be able to articulate how your experience or education will fit with the company’s mission and culture.

Be sure to dress professionally for your interview.  Men, wear a suit and tie.  Women, wear a modest suit, and not a pantsuit.  But to make yourself stand out from the others, add a splash of color to your outfit.  Men, instead of a white shirt, wear a colored one and a patterned tie and if you can, throw in the pocket hanky.  Women, you can wear a colored shirt and add a coordinating necklace and earrings.

Job Interview

Finally, be enthused about the interview and the job all the way to the end of the interview.  Find out about the next step in the process.  And don’t forget to send out thank you notes to the interviewers.  A hand-written note is a nice touch and won’t get accidently deleted.

Some of the best apps for the iPhone and Android in relation to job hunting are going to be those that help you keep track of your daily events and tasks.  Taskos is a simple one to use to keep notes and cross them off as you complete them.  Taskos is available for free at the Android Market.

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