by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ Vermont
Diigo a great online tool to keep your job search organized!
Juggling everything needed to get an application packet together for any of the jobs found on INALJ can be a little daunting, even to the most organized among us. At the beginning of my job search, I was printing out job descriptions and keeping them in a folder with notes and updates written on the margins of the paper. This paper based system began to fray when one day I went to the library to study and work, only to find I had my laptop but not my folder full of job descriptions!
Since then I’ve had the good luck to find a great online annotating system that allows me to save webpages, complete with notes and can be accessed from any computer. Diigo (www.diigo.com) is a way to collect, tag, annotate and save anything you find online. It is free to sign up and easy to use, and it keeps my virtual bookmarking under control. The free plan lets you bookmark as many pages as you want and save 1,000 highlighted pages a year.
You can install a Diigo bookmark widget (https://www.diigo.com/tools/diigolet) that will allow you to add pages to your Diigo account as you surf the web, without having to go to Diigo to edit any of your information. The Diigolet can be installed in any browser so if you are not on your normal computer you can still keep track of your job listing from anywhere.
I’ve put together a walk through below so you can see why Diigo is a great way to keep track of interesting jobs.
1. Install Diigolet bookmark
2. Go to INALJ
3. Find job you’re interested in
4. Click on Diigolet bookmark
5. Now you can highlight important parts of the listing
6. Make a note to yourself for later
7. Create a bookmark with tags for easy cross reference
8. Now you can keep track of as many listings as you want without having to resort to a paper folder!