My love of spreadsheets knows no limits and it’s no secret I use them for every facet of my life. In this post, I will go over my job application tracker spreadsheet. Job hunting is a crucial part of life and is one of the main ways to get ahead and earn more money.
Before achieving financial independence at 34, I jumped around numerous employers to increase my title, salary, and bonus. I did this many times in my career and was able to increase my salary far faster than just sticking it out at one company. I used this job applications tracker spreadsheet to keep track of everything I was applying to. Whether these were jobs I applied to myself, or jobs that headhunters referred me to, I wanted to stay organized so I could find the best opportunity for me.
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This post is part of my comprehensive guide to travel hacking where I go into detail about how I fly for free, book the cheapest flights, and how to be an overall better traveler!
- Also, check out my travel itinerary planning spreadsheet which is perfect for organizing and planning your trip!
- As well as my Restaurant List Tracker spreadsheet for keeping track of all the restaurants you have been to in your hometown or abroad.
- Also be sure to check my budgeting, net worth, and FIRE spreadsheet to keep track of your budgets while traveling. It’s what I’ve used to track my net worth and ultimately how I retired early at 34 with $1m
I reached Financial Independence in 2020 which was quite the milestone for me. In the last year, I’ve traveled the world for a year and my net worth actually increased. This spreadsheet helped me plan my travels around the world!
Why use a spreadsheet to track job applications?
There are plenty of apps and services nowadays that help you with your job hunting and applications. Nevertheless, call me a bit old school but nothing in my opinion substitutes for a nice, professional spreadsheet that puts it all together in an easily digestible format. For as much traveling as I do, this really helps me save time!
Using a spreadsheet to track job applications can be an extremely useful tool for anyone who is actively job searching. Here are some reasons why everyone should consider using a spreadsheet to track their job applications:
- Organization: A spreadsheet can help you keep track of all the jobs you have applied for, including the position title, company name, date of application, and any other important information. This will help you stay organized and ensure that you don’t miss any important details or deadlines.
- Efficiency: A spreadsheet can also help you save time and be more efficient in your job search. Instead of having to search through emails, notes, and other documents to find information about your job applications, you can have all the information in one place.
- Analysis: By using a spreadsheet, you can also analyze your job search progress and identify patterns and trends in your applications. For example, you might notice that you are getting more interviews for certain types of positions or companies, which can help you focus your job search efforts.
- Customization: Spreadsheets are highly customizable, so you can create a tracking system that works best for you. You can add columns for additional information that is important to you, such as the status of each application or notes about the interview process.
- Accountability: Tracking your job applications in a spreadsheet can also help you stay accountable and motivated in your job search. By seeing the progress you have made and the number of applications you have submitted, you can feel a sense of accomplishment and stay motivated to keep applying for jobs.
- Follow Up: When applying for many jobs at once which is what most people do nowadays, it’s important to keep track of when you applied for what job. This way, you can follow up on your applications in a timely matter.
The spreadsheet is made in Google Sheets so a link is all you’ll need to share it with friends. Google Sheets also allows multiple people to make edits (if that is something you want!)
My Job Applications Tracker Spreadsheet
Without further ado, here is my job applications tracker spreadsheet. You can see from the below screenshot that it is very intuitive and easy to use.
Without further ado, here is the spreadsheet. There are multiple columns associated with the spreadsheet and it’s likely I will continue to make updates to this spreadsheet as time goes on
Using The Job Applications Tracker Spreadsheet
The spreadsheet is very easy to use. It might seem a little daunting at first if you’re not used to dealing with spreadsheets, but I assure you it is easy to use. I structured the sheet in a way so it’s very clear to input you job applications and search criteria.
Simply copy and paste one of the existing entries and update the row with your details. I structured the spreadsheet to have the following:
- Application Date
- First Interview Date
- Second Interview Date
- Job Offer?
- Days since first Interview
Most of these columns update automatically but you can also add your own columns and criteria. Everyone has their own way of tracking their job applications so if you want to track something I’ve not put in my spreadsheet, feel free to simply insert a new column.
In the end, this job applications tracker spreadsheet will help you organize your job search and hopefully land the job of your dreams!
Once you have your new job, it’s time to plan out your financial future! Combine this spreadsheet with my other spreadsheet to track your monthly budget, net worth, and how far you are from achieving financial independence.
Hopefully your new job will have a decent vacation policy because everyone needs good time off to recharge. Make sure to use my travel spreadsheet to help plan your dream trips while working your dream job!
Happy travels and planning everyone!
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