Job Application Management

Sending lots of applications to job postings, companies, professional contacts can be confusing. Below I’ve attached a spreadsheet that should help you organise the various applications, along with when you should follow up with them.

I would normally give a company two weeks to respond to an application (maybe longer if it’s the public sector), and then follow up with an email. If there’s no response to that, it's worth calling them a week later to check on the progress of the application.

You’ll see from the spreadsheet that I’ve broken it down into three sections:

  1. Personal contacts

  2. Visible (applications online)

  3. Invisible (companies to reach out to)

The most effective way to find a new opportunity is through your network, so I recommend starting there. Usually, someone can refer you into a position and you can skip some of the process.