I came across TealHQ while searching for new ways of creating résumés. But TealHQ is way more than just a résumé builder. It is a dashboard for strategic job hunting, which is exactly the type of job hunting you should do. It also has a lot of other features to arm you to the fullest for your job hunts, such as work style assessment, communication templates, contact tracker and much more.
What does a dashboard do, really? It brings about all the information that you might need for a task in one place, cleanly, in a decent arrangement. This is how TealHQ does it for a job hunt.
Never depend on only one platform for your job search. LinkedIn is very good, but there are so many other platforms too. You can use AngelList, Talent500, & company websites among many others. There is Instahyre, Hirect, and so many new websites for this.
With the world going remote, job boards like Remoteur are gaining even more prevalence and must not be discounted. But I digress. My point is that you should search in many places and that will naturally result in many jobs that interest you. TealHQ will help you collate them all in one place for managing them easily.
Sidenote - referrals are always gold in job hunts.
Searching on so many places and relying on memory is a surefire way of losing track of most of them. The best solution is to use TealHQ's Chrome extension. Now, when you find a job you like, use the extension to save the job. It prefills relevant details. If it doesn't, you fill them in or edit them.
Click on a saved job to open the posting. It will show you if the job is still online (top right) or if you are too late in applying. Click on the icons in the panel on the right to enter or view the notes that you added for this job, and to enter or view the relevant contact details connected with this job. It might be of the person who referred you, or a recruiter, or the interviewing person, etc.
𝗡𝗼𝘄 it gets better. Teal provides you with a checklist for EACH stage of your job application. Just follow the steps in the checklist and you will have done way more than the average applicant. It gets EVEN better. There are ready-made communication templates for you to reach out to contacts!
As you move ahead with an application, you change the status. You can update it as interviewing, negotiating, accepted or declined.
You're probably thinking, "big deal" right now, but getting to know where you stand across applications is a boon in the long run. Also, this helps you apply the 80/20 rule across all your jobs. That way you can double down on the most promising ones.
No point in wasting time and effort on a job that you might not have a great chance of getting.
Although it sounds stupidly simple, this is not as easy to execute as it looks to be. But I also know it works, because I've done it many times before, and I've done it very recently too. Read here about how my cover letter got me an interview call in less than 48 hours beating about 150 applicants.
So all in all, if you are job hunting, be strategic. Go for quality over quantity in this matter. Use tools and resources, the ones listed in my book or others, doesn't matter.
But don't do it alone, your job hunt is way too important for that.