Find a collection of Websites designed to help job-seekers be better prepared and organized for job-hunting, including tools for storing contacts, keeping track of job leads, and more.
QuintCareers.com Key Job-Hunting Tools for Job-Seekers:
Sample Network Contact Log: Organizing Your Career Network — one example of how job-seekers can organize your career network — and maximize your network’s effectiveness.
Sample Job Lead Follow-Up Log — example of a job lead follow-up log sheet that job-seekers should consider using to keep track of all job leads.
Sample Phone Interview Log — example of a phone interviewing log sheet for job-seekers.
Job-Seeker Career and Job-Search Worksheets — job-search worksheets for job-seekers desiring to improve your cover letters and resumes.
Career, Job-Hunting, and Social Media Tools Websites:
ApplyMate — a free Web app that helps students and job-seekers track school and job applications — a great tool for anyone juggling multiple applications, and multiple due dates, criteria, and priorities. Unlike a static excel sheet, the site provides users with suggested application fields to track, email reminders, and calendar syncing. No cost to users.
Career Cloud — where job-seekers can aggregate your social media accounts into the creation of a social resume. The mission of the site is to bring together job seekers and recruiters through social and mobile technology. No-cost to job-seekers for basic service.
Happy Job Search — a site designed to ease some of the stress of job-hunting by helping job-seekers organize your job search. You can capture job posting information, keep track of your next actions, and set interview reminders so you’ll be prepared for an interview. No cost to job-seekers.
Huntsy — if you’re one of those job-seekers who has trouble keeping organized and on-task, this site is for you! Besides helping you organize your job-search, this site will also help you find new contacts — and better utilize current ones. No cost to job-seekers.
JibberJobber — a personal relationship manager Website that allows job-seekers to do everything you need to do to organize and manage a job-search, as well as optimize your network relationships. Basic account is free; upgrades are available.
JobApplicationCenter.com — a complete resource for job-seekers looking for a direct way of applying to employers as well as application tips specific to each employer. Find general information and tips about major employers — with links to their employment/career center. No cost to job-seekers.
job-applications.com — where job-seekers can find downloadable printable employment application forms from more than 1,000 employers in all areas (including fast food, retail, airline, grocery, pharmacy, hospitality) — or find your next employer by completing a job application online. No cost to job-seeker.
JobCannon — a tool specifically designed for job-seekers to help you keep organized, manage all job postings, and stay on top of your professional network. It’s an organizer and management tool designed to complement your current job-search, career, and social networks. Fee-based.
JobDash — an online platform designed to keep you on track for landing a new job. It educates, empowers, and encourages job-seekers to take charge of your job-search with tools and resources for every stage of the job hunt. You pick a target hiring date, then JobDash creates a customized plan to help reach that goal. No cost to job-seekers.
MyJobApps — a helpful site for beginner job-seekers, where you can find key information about jobs and employers, as well as tips for understanding job application process. No cost to job-seekers.
MyResumeOnline.org — an interesting tool for job-seekers, especially those without your own Website. Create, polish, and post your resume — giving you your own online resume. You can also include PDFs and Word documents. Site also includes useful tips. No cost to job-seekers.
MyTimeScore.com — a very cool tool for students and others who are into volunteering and community service — as an easy way to track your participation and showcase your activities and achievements over your lifetime. If you share a passion for volunteering and extra-curricular activities, use this site to get credit for all that you do. No cost.
1-Page Job Proposal — based on the premise that the job-seeker resume is dead in terms of attracting employer interest (partly because of so many unfocused, weak resumes), this site takes you through a series of questions to generate your 1-Page Job Proposal. When you’ve finished, you can edit and fine-tune the document. No cost to job-seekers.
PersonaVita — a site for documenting your accomplishments — a key aspect of resume-development and for job-hunting and promotions. Collaborate with peers, managers, and clients to create a living record of your professional experiences — and raise your professional visibility (and brand). Fee-based.
Preptel — provides job-seeker resume optimization services to improve a candidate’s chances of getting an interview and securing a job offer. Using the same technology as companies do (applicant tracking systems), the site guides job-sekers in customizing resume to job opportunities. No cost to job-seekers.
Recmnd.Me — a site where working professionals can actively recommend and rate each other, using job titles, keywords, locations, and more to aid in the rankings. You can then share your rankings and profiles with employers, others. No cost to job-seekers.
Resume Builder Online — a site designed to help job-seekers create a resume. Simply plug in all your contact information, education, certifications, and work history into an-easy-to-use form. At the end of this process, you are then able to export the entire resume to a Word document. A decent tool, but first you MUST know how write the content. No cost to job-seekers.
SocialCareer — a job candidate referral/social recruiting site where you can help a friend or colleague get a job and get rewarded for the recommendation. No cost to job-seekers.
StartWire — a private place where job-seekers can leverage the knowledge and connections of your friends for referrals (via Facebook and LinkedIn), obtain the advice and experience of job-hunting experts, as well as manage your job-search. No cost to job-seekers.
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