Supercharge your job hunt with these tools

Getting a new job is never easy, whether you are looking for work fresh out of university or you are climbing the ladder to your next role. Luckily there are tools out there that can boost your chances of landing your dream job.

Here’s a rundown of the best one’s you can start using right now!

Resume

The first step of securing your new job is having a really good c.v. It’s presents the first impression that potential employers will have of you, so it’s really important that it’s professional and represents you in the best light.

There are tonnes of resume builders out there which make getting your c.v together much easier. Make sure you use templates that are not going to be unprofessional or too long. Most employers want to see a c.v that is no longer than 2 pages long, so don’t waffle. Check out EnhanCV or online c.v builder Sumry.

Company review

Before you start blindly applying for jobs you should think about the type of company you want to work for. Glassdoor lists hundreds of company reviews that are made by the current employees, so you can get a real idea about what it’s like to actually work there.

You can find out a wide variety of information such as what’s expected from different roles, how much you can expect to make and what it’s like being there everyday. You should also check out WorkDifferent, they work hard to make sure they only highlight companies that actually care about their employees.  

Salary comparison

Want to know if the offer you have received is good or not? Or perhaps you are considering a career change and need to know how much money you could make? Check out Salary.com, Payscale.com and Comparably to find out how much you can expect to be paid, based on your role, where you live and companies in the same field.

Job application management

If you are applying for many different roles it’s easy to get lost in the applications you have made, so having a good job search manager tool is going to save you a lot of time and hassle.

You should try using JobHero which helps organise your job search and NextCall which reminds you to follow-up with the hiring managers to check in the progress of your application.

Career explorers

If you are thinking about a career change you should try out a career explorer tool which lets you see what jobs you might be good at based on your current skills and experience. There are many option out there but one of the best is on the previously mentioned Glassdoor website.

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