I came across a great blog post that lists ways to utilize Google Docs to help organize your post-college life. Here are the highlights:
Job interviews are the worst. They’re stressful, uncomfortable, and repetitive. However, interview are 99% preparation (the other 1% is caffeine). You can utilize the Job Interviewer One-Sheeter to workshop your responses to the most common interview questions.
Hitting the Pavement
A major element of job hunting and career building is networking. It can be difficult remembering the right people for the right contact, so building a Contacts Database is a good idea. While this particular template ranks people (which I know I should discourage but kind of enjoy), the concept of organizing people in such a way that you can track them depending on how your needs or goals may shift and change is a good idea.
Avoid Double/Triple Booking
I am a major offender of the double/triple book. I have an enthusiastic nature and tend to say “yes” before consulting my calendar. While I enjoy taking pen to paper to map out my week, an Appointment Tracker that covers not only job-related meetings but “real world” things such as auto maintenance, health, and social life in one place is a smart idea for the more digitally-savvy amongst us.
It almost goes without saying that Google Calendars is a simple yet effective way to coordinate your schedules. In college, my best friend/roommate [and blog inspiration] let me create a list of 100 movies she needed to watch in her life. We used Google Calendars to create a shared screening schedule and I’ve been hooked ever since. [For those curious, she has made a serious dent in the list but it’s now ever-expanding.]
Know of other great Google doc features or templates that would be useful to the postcollegiate masses? Share them in the comments!