Contact Cards System
It is critical to your success to maintain
good organization when contacting investment banks during your job search process. The
contact cards system, like a Rolodex file, is a convenient way to track your contacts with
Purchase an index card box and some index cards at an office supply store. At the top of
each card, put the company name and contact name (place whichever one is more appropriate
to your tracking needs before the other). On the card itself put the names and titles of
company contacts, addresses, phone and fax numbers, and dated lines to record brief notes
of each contact with the firm. Be sure to update the appropriate contact card after every
business contact. As a final touch, you should also tape business cards to the respective
It is not really necessary that you use physical cards at all. The point is to just be
organized in your job search.
The contact cards system, when used with your three-ring binder of cover letter and resume
copies, will adequately track your progress during your job search process.