In college, for most students, the biggest worry is what they are going to eat for dinner and where they are going on Saturday night… well, when it comes to your senior year you realize your biggest stress is right around the corner; getting a job! When you start the job hunt process it is important to stay organized, and when using CRM it sure is a huge help!
Everyone is on the go and constantly has 100 different things on their mind. When going through the process, personally I needed the organization. I was writing employers’ information on sticky notes or attempting to make a “mental note” of who the person was and their title. The problem with this was that I could never remember or find their information when they would contact me. Using Hubspot CRM enhanced my job search to a whole new level!
WHAT THE HECK DOES HUBSPOT CRM STAND FOR?!?
Customer Relationship Management
Hubspot has designed this software to generate sales leads, but you have to think no matter what field you go into you are selling yourself to the company and why you should be there!
LET'S GET STARTED!
One thing that is always music to my ears is….FREE sign up!
First type in the company name you are dealing with. Hubspot CRM will give you information on their location, size, and maybe even their social media.
You can also enter in contacts, by doing this you can organize future employers by their industry, location, or whatever category peeks to your preference! Throughout your job search, you can simply just keep adding clients and any additional notes you have gathered through that experience: Maybe…
- Job description
- Interview topics discussed
- Company current events
- Mutual experiences or connections
STAY ON TRACK
Install the Chrome extension!
Employers are always impressed with young professionals that have great organization skills. I have been able to use my experience with CRM to my advantage. It shows you know how to resource your time and data. First, every email you send will be automatically recorded in the CRM.
CRM creates a contact record and will associate all ties you have with that company. This is helpful because you can review emails, contacts, and points of conversation you had with that person.
The Chrome extension allows you to see when people view your emails! Now you do not have to feel paranoid or worried if they didn’t answer, or see it! It is the perfect way to send follow-ups and check back in!
WATCH YOUR PROGRESS
Go to the deals tab to customize each stage you are in. You can track where you are in the process with each company! By creating labels such as:
- Scheduled interview
- Second interview scheduled
- Not hired
you can monitor where you stand in each place you have applied!
Good luck! Start here: hubspot.com/crm
By Brooke Sharbaugh & Edward Ibe