10 Ways You Can Use the Novorésumé Job Tracker

2 July
7 min read
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Job searching is tough.

You have to stay organized while juggling job applications, stay on top of networking events, and develop your skills while you're at it too. With so many notes scattered on your phone, calendar, and desk, it's hard to keep track of everything.

Thankfully, we're here to help!

Novorésumé’s Job Tracker is the perfect tool to help you with your job hunt, project management, and career development journey.

Whether you're a job seeker, freelancer, remote worker, or other professional, the Job Tracker has features you can take advantage of.

Get ready to streamline your career management and take control of your professional journey.

10 Innovative Ways To Use the Job Tracker

If you’re wondering about all the different ways you can use the job tracker, we've made a list! 

Use these examples as inspiration to get started and keep your projects organized.

#1. Industry Exploration Board

One of the ways you can use the job tracker is to create an industry exploration board.

Start by creating lists dedicated to different industries you’re interested in, such as marketing, finance, healthcare, and others.

For example, if you're exploring your options for a career in IT, you can create a dedicated board for tech-related opportunities. There, you can make lists to add cards for companies you’re interested in, along with details about their products, job openings, and company culture.

You can also use your industry exploration board to collect information about job roles within each industry. Adding cards for different positions can give you insight into the responsibilities, qualifications, and career progression associated with each role, so you can easily compare them.

The industry exploration board also lets you keep track of relevant contacts you've made within the industry. Whether it's networking events, informational interviews, or connections made on professional platforms like LinkedIn, you can centralize all your industry contacts with the job tracker.

#2. Skill-Development Tracker

A skill development tracker is a board dedicated to the essential skills you’re learning or improving.

Whether it's coding, communication, or graphic design, you can tailor the board to suit your specific skill-development goals.

You can set clear goals to guide your progress and track your improvement over time. The tracker also lets you gather learning resources in one place, such as links to online courses or tutorials.

The skill-development tracker can be a centralized hub for organizing your learning resources. Instead of scattering materials across different platforms, you can put everything in one place.

Another standout feature you can take advantage of when you’re creating the board is the ability to document your achievements. As you make progress on your skill development, you can write down your milestones in the job tracker and get an overview of how far you’ve come.

#3. Networking Pipeline Board

A networking pipeline board is a dynamic framework for organizing and managing your professional networking.

The Novorésumé Job Tracker can do just that – streamline your networking efforts and help you cultivate meaningful professional relationships.

Specifically, it lets you visualize different stages in the networking process, from your initial outreach to nurturing and maintaining those relationships.

You can divide this board into lists that correspond to specific stages, like "Prospects," "Engaged," and "Connections." Create cards for individual contacts and place them in the appropriate list to give yourself a comprehensive overview of how your networking is going.

For example, in the "Prospects" list, you should add cards for potential contacts you intend to reach out to. The cards can include essential information such as the contact's name, their position, the company they work for, and any relevant notes or reminders for follow-up.

As you progress through the networking process, you can move cards between lists to reflect the current status of your interactions.

And since you can add notes and details to each card, the networking pipeline board can provide valuable context for your interactions with each contact. From key discussion points from an event to jotting down something you want to follow up on after a meeting, these notes can help you maintain productive relationships.

#4. Freelance Projects Board

The board is perfect for freelancers, too!

The freelance projects board allows you to efficiently manage any project pipeline and client interactions. The board consists of a structured framework with lists that you can tailor to different stages of your project’s development, from initial leads to the project’s completion.

Essentially, you can use the lists on the board to organize your projects. Typical names for these lists can include categories like "Project Leads," "Active Projects," and "Completed Projects."

Each list should represent a distinct stage in the project lifecycle, so you can track your progress and prioritize your tasks accordingly.

Additionally, you can create cards within each list to jot down essential details about each project. The cards can contain all your essential project information, including deadlines and important notes.

For example, you can create cards for potential projects you want to pursue in the "Project Leads" list. The cards can contain key details such as the client's name, project requirements, an estimated budget, and any relevant notes from your initial discussions.

#5. Professional Development Board

The professional development board is where you can document and monitor your career development activities and milestones. It lets you follow a structured approach to organizing different learning opportunities, certifications, courses, conferences, and more.

You can use this board to create lists that categorize different aspects of your professional growth. The categories can consist of "Certifications," "Courses," "Conferences," and "Workshops."

After you create your lists, you can also create cards that include all the essential details about each learning opportunity or milestone. These cards are going to help you record your progress and keep notes on any of those experiences.

For example, you can create cards for certifications you're pursuing in the "Certifications" list. Each card can include details like the certification’s name, the issuing organization, any deadlines, or its completion date.

#6. Volunteer Opportunities Board

If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities, you can use the job tracker to create a board specifically for that.

For example, you can create lists for different organizations, such as local nonprofits, community centers, or environmental groups. After that, you can fill them with cards that describe specific volunteer positions, application deadlines, and event details.

You can also include information about the duration of the volunteer position, any important dates, and contact information for the organization's coordinators.

You can even create a tailored resume for each volunteer opportunity by using our dedicated resume builder and uploading it to the job tracker.

Once you narrow down your search, you can create "Applied" or "Confirmed" lists and move your cards to their designated spot to keep track of your application process.

#7. Remote Work Opportunities Board

If you’re on the lookout for a remote job, the job tracker can help you take control of that job search, too. 

Specifically, you can use the Novorésumé Job Tracker to create a remote work opportunities board. The board can be your centralized platform for exploring and managing different remote job opportunities.

Whether you're a seasoned remote worker or an aspiring digital nomad, this board will help you streamline the process of discovering, applying to, and managing any remote job opportunities that pop up.

The lists on this board should categorize different aspects of your remote job search, with categories for different remote job boards and the status of your application.

For example, you can create a separate list for every remote job board that you regularly check. Then, you can add cards for specific job ads to each list and include details such as the job title, company name, application deadline, and a direct link to the job posting on the website.

After you apply for the job, you can move the specific card to the "Job Applications" list to track the status of your applications and monitor your progress throughout your job hunt.

#8. Side Hustle Ideas Board

The side hustle ideas board is your place to brainstorm, research, and, of course, develop potential side gigs.

Whether you're looking to raise your income, pursue a passion project, or explore new business opportunities, creating this board can provide a structured framework to generate and evaluate any ideas.

You can use the side hustle ideas board to create lists where you can categorize different business ideas and concepts.

For example, you can create an "Ideas" list and fill it with cards that describe different concepts. Each card should include just the basics of your idea, and you can add more information as you move the card to other lists like “Research” or “In Progress.”

Take the time to research and think of ways you can make your idea a reality. Write down action plans on each card and track any milestones you reach.

#9. Career Change Board

If you’re navigating a career change, the job tracker can be the perfect tool to help you streamline the process.

You can use this board to organize your career change by making lists for the different stages of your journey.

For example, you can make a list for "Self-Assessment" when it’s time to reflect on your strengths, interests, and values. Add cards to document different self-assessment exercises, career assessments, and insights you’ve gained from introspection and self-reflection.

Then you can focus on "Job Opportunities" and explore potential career opportunities and industries you might want to try. Here, you can add cards to take notes on what you’ve researched, write down any interesting job ads, or jot down what you’ve learned from informational interviews or job shadowing experiences.

#10. Project Management Board

The Novorésumé Job Tracker is also perfect for a general project management board. It’s a user-friendly and flexible platform that you can use to efficiently manage your projects and reach your goals.

The project management board helps you plan, organize, and execute any projects you’re working on. Whether you're managing client projects, running a small business, or you’re a student working on assignments, the job tracker gives you a framework you can use to manage projects no matter how big or complicated they are.

The lists you create here should represent different stages of your projects, such as “To Do,” “In Progress,” “For Review,” and "Completed.” Each card in your lists should correspond to a project and include the tasks, timelines, and resources you need for it.

The project management board provides a structured overview of each project's scope and lets you easily break down tasks into manageable components.

Key Takeaways

And those are ten innovative ways you can use the Novorésumé Job Tracker!

We hope you feel inspired to try this useful tool and take the next step on your career journey.

But before we say goodbye, let's sum up some of what we covered:

  • The Novorésumé Job Tracker is a versatile tool you can use to organize your job search, career development journey, or any projects you’re working on.
  • Some of the best ways you can use the job tracker are as a job application tracker, a professional development board, or as a board for your freelance projects.
  • The job tracker is perfect for staying organized, keeping track of deadlines, and following your progress toward your unique goals.
  • You can use the job tracker to help you brainstorm ideas, strategically manage your networking, navigate the job market, and more.