6 Programs to Keep You on Top
6 Programs to Keep You on Top

 Six Programs to Keep You on Top

Besides the paper filing system, a number of software tools are available to help you manage your campaign.

1-cBizOne
cBizOne is an applicant tracking system like the ones recruiters use. You can download a 60-day trial at www.cbizsoft.com. cBizOne combines powerful customer relationship management tools with e-mail, scheduling, and reporting.
6 Programs to Keep You on Top
cBizOne is an applicant tracking system like the ones recruiters use.
You can download a 60-day trial at www.cbizsoft.com. cBizOne combines powerful customer relationship management tools with e-mail,
scheduling, and reporting.
2-Microsoft Office
If you know how to use Microsoft Office, you will appreciate Out￾look’s ability to manage your contacts and schedules. With Excel and Word, you have enough firepower to send customized cover letters, resumes, and thank-you notes. You don’t really need anything else.
6 Programs to Keep You on Top
If you know how to use Microsoft Office, you will appreciate Out look’s ability to manage your contacts and schedules. With Excel and Word, you have enough firepower to send customized cover letters,
resumes, and thank-you notes. You don’t really need anything else.
3-Adobe Acrobat
Adobe PDF Online is a Web-hosted service that lets you convert documents into Adobe PDF files that anyone can view using the free
6 Programs to Keep You on Top
Adobe PDF Online is a Web-hosted service that lets you convert documents into Adobe PDF files that anyone can view using the free
4-Adobe Reader. 
You can convert five documents for free at www.adobe.com. Pick up the free Acrobat reader at the same time because you will need it to read the research documents you will download during your search.
6 Programs to Keep You on Top
You can convert five documents for free at
www.adobe.com. Pick up the free Acrobat reader at the same time because you will need it to read the research documents you will download during your search.
5-Yahoo
Yahoo has a terrific free calendaring function. It is fairly robust and should be capable of managing most of your job-hunting campaign. It is available wherever and whenever you’re connected to the Internet. Open a free account at www.yahoo.com. You will find the calendaring program in the “More Services” column. News Search Engines Guerrilla job-hunters keep on top of job-hunting by having breaking news fed to their desktop computer. News search engines automatically collect stories from thousands of sites on the Internet. They then cluster the stories and photos into an online magazine format. As the news changes, you are informed of the latest developments. It is like having CNN right on your desktop, but you get to decide what you want to see. The top news search engines are: ➤ Google News (http://news.google.com) ➤ Yahoo News (http://news.yahoo.com) ➤ Alta Vista News (http://www.altavista.com/news) ➤ All the Web News (http://www.alltheweb.com) ➤ MSN News (http://msnbc.msn.com)

Yahoo! has a terrific free calendaring function. It is fairly robust and
should be capable of managing most of your job-hunting campaign.
It is available wherever and whenever you’re connected to the Internet. Open a free account at www.yahoo.com. You will find the calendaring program in the “More Services” column.
News Search Engines
Guerrilla job-hunters keep on top of job-hunting by having breaking
news fed to their desktop computer. News search engines automatically collect stories from thousands of sites on the Internet. They
then cluster the stories and photos into an online magazine format.
As the news changes, you are informed of the latest developments. It
is like having CNN right on your desktop, but you get to decide what
you want to see.
The top news search engines are:
➤ Google News (http://news.google.com)
➤ Yahoo News (http://news.yahoo.com)
➤ Alta Vista News (http://www.altavista.com/news)
➤ All the Web News (http://www.alltheweb.com)
➤ MSN News (http://msnbc.msn.com)
6-Google Alerts
Even more impressive for my money is Google Alerts, a new Beta service (Beta means Google is letting people experiment with it before they unleash it to the general public). It is available at ww.google.com/alerts. Essentially, Google Alerts are updates delivered by e-mail once a day based on information you tell Google to watch for. I use Google Alerts to find leads on companies that have hired new vice presidents of Marketing or vice presidents of Sales because these executives might need my services to help staff their teams.
6 Programs to Keep You on Top
Even more impressive for my money is Google Alerts, a new Beta service (Beta means Google is letting people experiment with it before they unleash it to the general public). It is available at ww.google.com/alerts.
Essentially, Google Alerts are updates delivered by e-mail once a day
based on information you tell Google to watch for. I use Google Alerts to
find leads on companies that have hired new vice presidents of Marketing or vice presidents of Sales because these executives might need my services to help staff their teams. 
plus two points
■ THE GOLDEN SELLING HOURS

If your calls are constantly being blocked by secretaries or receptionists, change your tactics. The best times to reach an executive are before 0830 hours in the morning and after 1730 hours. Most are at their desk early in the morning and leave late. Support staff generally only work from 0900 to 1700 hours. When in doubt, call the main number until you don’t get a receptionist.
6 Programs to Keep You on Top
If your calls are constantly being blocked by secretaries or receptionists, change your tactics. The best times to reach an executive are before 0830 hours in the morning and after 1730 hours. Most are at their desk early in the morning and leave late. Support staff generally only work from 0900 to 1700 hours. When in doubt, call the main number until you don’t get a receptionist.
■ MANAGING YOUR SCHEDULE AND PLANNING YOUR 
WORK Looking at your job-hunting as flextime or a minivacation is a mistake.
Looking at your job-hunting as flextime or a mini vacation is a mistake. If you want to succeed, you need to stay disciplined. We  have met so many people who have said, “I’m going to proceeds the summer time off, simply to be scrambling before winter comes. Good for you if you can do it, but while you are lounging by the pool, guerrilla job-hunters are taking opportunities away from you. My advice: Instead, take two weeks off after you land your dream job. Your full-time job is now looking for a job. Begin your day around 0630 to 0700 hours. That time of the morning, you will be free from distractions and many executives will be in their office waiting for your call (I’m kidding). They will be in the office trying to get a jump on their day’s work, and you will be a nice distraction—after you learn how to talk to these people . It is also a mental conditioning exercise.
6 Programs to Keep You on Top
 If you want to succeed, you need to stay disciplined. We have met so many people who have said, “I’m going to proceeds the summer time off, simply to be scrambling before winter comes. Good for you if you can do it, but while you are lounging by the pool, guerrilla job-hunters are taking opportunities away from you. My advice: Instead, take two weeks off after you land your dream job.
Your full-time job is now looking for a job. Begin your day around 0630 to 0700 hours. That time of the morning, you will be free from distractions and many executives will be in their office waiting for your call (I’m kidding). They will be in the office trying to get a jump on their day’s work, and you will be a nice distraction—after you learn how to talk to these people. It is also a mental conditioning exercise.