5 tools you can use today for a productive job search
(Voici un article écrit par Nikhil Samuel. Nikhil est le responsable du marketing chez Seekube.)
If you have searched for an internship or a job recently, you know that the process can be long and very repetitive. The same chores done over and over again. Keeping track of jobs in redundant Excel spreadsheets, the email reminders, and the due dates can make any sane person go crazy.
Well, not any more.
While searching for my present job, I used some amazing tools that made my job search much more productive than before. I’d like to share 5 such tools with you in this blog post.
Let me show you what I started with: an Excel Spreadsheet that looked like this one. If you have used an Excel sheet like this for your search, then you know what I’m talking about! I couldn’t keep track of the 10s of jobs I was applying to on a daily basis. Unsurprisingly, I never used the spreadsheet again.
After a few weeks of punching in names in the excel spreadsheet, I found some great tools that helped me a lot along the way and hope will help you too.
Here’s what I found.
1. Linkedin Job Search App
Linkedin Job Search is a great tool that you can use to apply to companies that recruit directly from Linkedin. All you have to do is type in the job function you’re looking for and (optionally) the location you want to work. Linkedin finds the best offers nearby. You can apply to companies using your Linkedin profile or on their careers page.
JobHero is an amazing tool to keep track of your job search. If you have used MS Excel like I did, it’s a tool you always wish you’d had.
JobHero helps you
- Save jobs that you find on any website on the web and track your application progress.
- Set reminders for follow ups, deadlines, and due dates.
- Upload and tag documents like your CV, Cover Letter, notes, and contact information.
Add their web browser extension that currently works on Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
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Price – Boomerang for Outlook: Free 30-day trial; $29 – one-time payment.
Trello is another great tool to organize your job search. While the tool is mainly used as a collaboration tool in companies, it has many more applications. Lauren Moon from Trello has written a great article on how to use the tool for a productive job search.
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What’s been your experience with your job search? What tools did you use?
It’d be awesome to hear from you in the comments.