You talk to a lot of people and send out many applications when searching for work; it can quickly get confusing. Avoid embarrassing situations and lost opportunities by keeping some sort of record of your networking and job searchactivities. Come up with a simple system that makes sense to you, or use the Job Search Tracking Form included in the pdf version of this guide.
Among the many things you have to remember when looking for a job, one of the most important is to thank the peoplewho give you information, advice, leads, references, or an interview. Put it in writing (email is fine for more casualcontacts). The people you thank will be impressed and happy to remain part of your “professional network.”