1. Create a Job Search Plan

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In the last activity, you researched tips for finding jobs that fit your goals.

You created a job guide to collect that information, and you shared your tips with others.

In this activity, you will create a plan for your job search.

To create your plan, you will use a spreadsheet to track your progress, record deadlines, and take notes about each task.

Spreadsheets allow you to easily sort, rank, and organize information.

Google Sheets are stored in the cloud, which means your plan will be available on any device with an internet connection.

For example, you can use a smartphone to access your job search plan while you visit potential employers.

Then, you can open it on a computer in the lab at the library on your way home.

You can even have your job plan open on multiple devices at once.

You don’t have to access it from the same computer each time, and your work automatically saves across all your devices.

In this activity, you’ll add tasks, deadlines, and notes to your spreadsheet.

You’ll also learn to customize the formatting.

Your job plan spreadsheet will help you with your job search, but you could create a to-do list spreadsheet to help you plan a work event, complete a home improvement project, or track the assignments for your college courses.

You can use the skills you’ll learn in this activity to accomplish lots of tasks.

To start, create a new spreadsheet.

From a new tab or window, open your Google Drive.

Then, create a new, blank spreadsheet.

Name it “Job Search Plan" Then, move on to the next video to learn more about spreadsheets and to start building your job search plan.


  1. Open Google Drive.
  2. Create a new blank spreadsheet.
  3. Rename the sheet "Job Search Plan."