How to Keep Track of Your Job Applications
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Overview 💡

Applying for jobs can be a daunting 😱 task, so we’ve put together a tracker to make the process easier! This will help you keep track of every job you’ve applied for, navigate your long list of applications, and ensure you're on top of your progress. Make sure you stay organized, focused, and with your eyes on the prize 🏆 Good luck, and happy job hunting!  

Build and Organize Application Materials 💪

You can link these materials directly on your application tracker or keep them together in a file. Either way, organization is the name of the game!

Tip: you will often make a different resume or cover letter for each application, save them with the name of the company in the title.

Example: Fiveable-Internship-Resume

Application Documents ✉️

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • References
  • Writing Samples
  • Awards
  • Transcripts

Application Tracker 🔎

We recommend creating the following table in a google sheet or excel and entering the information for each position like the example below.

Name Status Position Resume Due Date Extra Info
Example: Fiveable Applied Teaching Assistant [link] Rolling  Responsible for providing support to both AP subject teachers and their own peers to facilitate a sense of community by helping others through their AP coursework

Guide Outline

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