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While it might be nice to remember the names of everyone in your sixth grade class, it would be really, REALLY nice to remember the names of everyone you networked with, say, two years ago, when you last looked for a job.
Contact management software can help "connect the dots between people you've met and things you've done," says Alba, who designed JibberJobber.com to solve the problem of lost opportunities that plagues most job seekers at some point.
"I tried managing my job search in a single spreadsheet that grew until it became unmanageable, and then I started missing appointments and losing details," says Alba.
If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, surely a bottle of planning is worth a keg of time :-)
To get the most out of the minutes, hours and days that make up your job search, take a few minutes tonight to plan for tomorrow and the days after that. You will then string together enough good days, weeks and months to create a truly successful career.
Kevin Donlin is contributing co-author of "Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 2.0." Since 1996, he has provided job-search help to more than 20,000 people. For a free Guerrilla Job Search audio CD, visit MyNewJobHunt.com.